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Re: Overhaul of World Tournaments
Another issue I saw during my last few years playing, and still hear about today, is the lack of "team commitment". What I mean by that is there are a number of local teams, 4-6 per class, that are consistently made up of players from 2-3 other teams (on their off weekends). Then at the end of the year, teams are built for worlds by taking a core of 6-7 and adding to it. In my early years playing, the same 12-14 guys showed up every time and weren't allowed to play on other teams whether it was an association rule or sponsor requirement. I just feel like this also contributes to the watered down, unimpressive world tournaments. I know of one guy that won multiple worlds on 3 different teams, none of which was his "main" team.