Seeing as SPL signups just went up, now is probably a pertinent time to get this sorted out before the tournament actually starts. Currently, there's a lot of issues with how we handle signups in team tournaments, most notably with regards to avoiding potential price fixing. One thing in particular sticks out:
- The current tier lock rules are very easy to abuse, as players can sign up for a tier they're not as coveted in for the first two weeks of the tour then pivot over to their "main tier", price fixing pretty blatantly.
- The solution to this is a little less simple to decide on, but I personally feel that locking player tiers to those in signups until the midseason seems fair, as the advantage you get by getting a top 5 player in a pool for 10k less than they would normally go for is more than worth using a suboptimal lineup for several weeks.