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Controversy: Tournament Participation

Posted February 28th, 2010 at 9:55 AM by BeachBoy

Is it proper to participate in your own tournament?

Over on PC's shoddy server we got into a little debate about whether or not someone should participate in their own tournament. Some people over at the Battle Stadium don't touch their tournaments, as a somewhat respectful 'for the guests,' others participate, looking to win, and even reclaim their posted prizes back.

What do you think?
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    .Gamer's Avatar
    No. Its like working for the lotto company, and playing the lotto. (Except thats actually prohibited)
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 9:59 AM by .Gamer .Gamer is offline
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    TwilightBlade's Avatar
    others participate, looking to win, and even reclaim their posted prizes back.
    Those prizes were donated... And I do not think the host would enter to earn the prizes, but to participate in the aura or fervor, if you will.

    Is a tourney about battling and having fun, or prizes?... Meh.
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 10:01 AM by TwilightBlade TwilightBlade is offline
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    FaWa's Avatar
    As I said in the chat, It's like the Referee in a soccer game playing on a team. So no, not at all.
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 10:06 AM by FaWa FaWa is offline
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    Nina's Avatar
    Just like you don't vote for yourself, you don't participate in something you have created like a tournament I say. If you are the person heading an event, you need to work and make sure the event goes as planned. And it's just...
    I can't think of the real real reasons for it, but it's just not something you really do, not just because people can accuse you of 'pulling strings' but it's..argggh. I can't word it.

    But anyways, I think "No, you do not participate in a tournament (or event) you have set up.".
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 10:09 AM by Nina Nina is offline
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    Cherrim's Avatar
    I'd say it's kind of bad form to participate in something you're running. If there are ANY prizes involved, it's a big no. Otherwise, I guess it depends on the tournament. If it's something casual where mostly everyone knows each other and you're only running it because *someone* has to, then it'd be fine. But if it's bigger than that, I'd say sit it out.
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 12:15 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is online now
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    Aizuke's Avatar
    I think it's okay. I mean, it's a tournament, you're basically the same as everyone else really, and you running it doesn't mean you get a handicaps in the battle.

    Or you can just battle the winner at the end for a fun match. XD;
    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 12:19 PM by Aizuke Aizuke is offline