Originally posted by cubitus
I've probably missed something, but how an octet can be "Mini"?
You raise an interesting point. In the naming convention of Mini, the current tournaments include the first 8 to enter as one group. But then a non-mini octet (what most of them are called, just a straight octet) should allow 16 or 32 to enter before starting and have the whole broken into groups of 8. Winners of round 1 compete in round 2 and so on.
Anybody in favor of a regular octet allowing more than 8 to enter before starting? The non-thematics do seem to fill up fairly quickly. Perhaps a non-mini octet would add a little more spice because when entering, you wouldn't know for sure which 7 entrants you'd be facing in round 1.
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