I know I hold no clout in the Melee community and nobody that would come to this tournament but like Frootloop/IL peeps would know me, but if any of you have been keeping up w the EVO ruleset thread at all, there's a big discussion about alternative time settings, as the 8 minute limit is too much for MrWizard. We can debate theoryfighter all we want and we can even try to use predictive models based on existing matches, but nothing beats hard data. Participants, you guys should respond now and see whether or not you're game for it. If they are, LightsOutAce/other TOs, you guys should consider running 3 stock/6 min pools at this event or even 4 stock/7 min if you don't wanna go that far and see how people feel about it + if the length of matches significantly changes =)
I'll be watching this thread for responses.
I've run a whole tournament at 2 stock/3 minute. that said, matches almost never go past 5 minutes anyways.