Thoughts regarding this whole PWC mess.

I’m glad that US gets to participate in the Pangya World Championship but the way it’s being handled on our side is pathetic. It’s pathetic to the point that I have to agree with that niconico commenter calling us DAMERICA because really that’s what it’s come down to.

On Japan you sign up, they give you a time, date, room and password so everyone has an equal chance to sign up. Additionally there are restrictions such as no rookies, quit rate less than 3% etc. What does the US do? Create a free for all nonsense tee time room, wait till it fills up with

1. idiots who don’t even know what PWC is and just jump into a room labeled “GM Tourney”
2. cheaters/hackers who can’t do mental math if you paid them and will be an embarrassment at PWC
3. morons who just want the initial prizes and if they happen to make it to PWC they will just run for it and we’ll have no actual candidates flying to Japan
4. actual pros (small %)
5. people who aren’t pros but want to try their luck

That’s funny somehow I wish this tourney was only for people in #4 and #5 categories but its obviously going to be mostly people in #1-3. And the best part is Ntreev/SGI thinks this is a great idea. They say “oh well we can point out pros instantly without having to do this tourney so we’re doing it to give everyone a chance.” Okay so you’re now excluding pros (who may not get in because some hacker got in) and letting some cheaters play and run off with prizes? Great idea guys! Way to embarrass America at PWC. Sigh I don’t even care anymore. I might try to get in for the hell of it even though I suck and I’ll be in like 90th place since I hate White Wiz anyway. 🙄

Also I find it ironic that this is for the American part of Pangya yet the tourney is being held at 4PM PST when most of west coast/central US players are at school or work. On east coast its 7PM so it’s ok for me but it seems like the time slot is better for no one other than Europe. What a joke honestly. 🙄