I agree as well. But considering I started playing this game with the tournament, 71 wins, 10 losses with a highest streak of 20 at the end does show that there's some skill involved with the winners. The one that broke my streak of 20 had similar stats, with only a few more matches played, one more win and two less losses than me. If I had been playing the game for longer I'd probably have had 5 less early losses at least. Even with 71/10/0, that's a 87.6% win ratio. Let's say this was a standard MTG, WoW, L5R, etc big tourny with let's say 7 rounds that's finishing with about 6-1-0 so usually in the finals. Just saying, I'm pretty sure nobody with a win ratio under 85% finished in the top. I'm just happy I at least finished high enough to have my name in the tops even if the prizes were for 1st-3rd place. I look forward to any future tournament. Maybe something that would work for big multi-day tournament like this one would be a system like MTG online's league. First 5 games count for your score, after that it's a system pretty much exactly like the star system for the tie breaker. That system still forces people that go 5-0 to play a lot of game to finish 1st or at least very high (with a tournament with 400 participant, around 12 players will finish with 5-0). So basically somebody that only has time for 5 games and that goes 5-0 will finish around 12nd place, higher than somebody who goes 4-1 and then play 100 battles for a whole lot of stars.