thrasherJust doesnt seem worth it. In the past I always ran a draft tournament on Friday night, and then we had a real tournament on Saturday but because of the CEVO finals its gonna really cut down on gaming time for everyone not on one of those CEVO teams.. Is there some reason that you can't play TF2 while the CEVO-P Playoffs are happening? If you aren't interested in watching the finals, there's no reason why you can't pug, scrim, pub, or even organize your own tournament in the BYOC...is there?
Don't get me wrong, I think getting LANs for CEVO is a good thing. It'll help the community finally leave ESEA (the lack of LANs was the major hang up for a lot of people),
The problem with your ideas (and this is coming from someone who has both assisted with and run the GXL tournaments solo over the years) are that a lot of people show up late on Friday. That's why we did a draft tournament. Not many people there so it was something fun to do. This year is going to be much much bigger so there will be more players there on Friday, but odds are a lot of them won't be interested in pugs since they will want to watch the CEVO finals.
Saturday is going to be the same deal. Teams that get knocked out early will either be in a bad mood and not want to pug, or they will just want to spectate the rest of the time.
Oh, and pubbing is horrible.