I know there is another thread for the continued discussion but I prefer to post here.
My thoughts and issues with what's been done:
Picking on big boss for the time limit because of a misconception of how he made it to the top has no place in this tourney. I was fine with the forfeit claim but the revelation of the reason left a bad taste in my mouth.
Delaying defense games. To me it really just made me feel like what's the point now. This tourney is supposed to be fun not just something else to dissect and exploit weaknesses on. If you are legitamitely taking your time on turns I understand, but delaying turns on purpose kills the spirit of the friendly competition. Trust me if I could have made it a 1 day limit I would have, but the 3 day counter comes up in less than 24 hours sometimes.
Creating an alternate account to compete in the tourney to mask player experience and OSN data. This one really gets under my skin. The revelation of ILikeThatWhale's primary game account should have been made before the tourney, not after. I completely agree with spacechef, you shouldn't have it both ways. If you can "spy" on our OSN replays then so should we. This created an appearance of deception that made other players upset/uncomfortable.
Everything else regarding true league rank and whether there are several accounts controlled by one or two players is all speculative so I'm not gonna go there.
Of course I plan on tweaking the rules for next season.
Personally I don't care for alt accounts but as you please. My OSN is an open book to anyone who is interested. I have nothing to hide and I play the game for fun, granted I hate to lose but who doesn't?
Regardless of all this, I am appreciative of everyone who has joined in this competition and I hope this will be a learning experience for all involved.