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Controversy: Tournament Participation

BeachBoy

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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?
 

.Gamer

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No. Its like working for the lotto company, and playing the lotto. (Except thats actually prohibited)
 

TwilightBlade

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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.
 
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As I said in the chat, It's like the Referee in a soccer game playing on a team. So no, not at all.
 
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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.".
 

Cherrim

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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.
 

Aizuke

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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;
 
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