perchorin wrote:The problem here is, most people play in tournaments for the winner's medal. What happens if the mapmaker wins, he/she gets a medal for winning one game? The other person in the finals comes away with nothing after all their hard work getting there? I think the only way you could do this is if the mapmaker was in the tourney from the very beginning and had to play/win just as many games as anyone else to win it. That's possible now, if said mapmaker is interested.
There would be no guarantee that the mapmaker would make it through the preliminary rounds, and that would defeat the whole purpose. The point is to face the mapmaker in the grand finale, and that requires giving him a free pass to get there, which in turn disqualifies him from a medal.
After all, any mapmaker can sign up for any tournament at any time and he has a chance to win a medal the regular way. This would be something special, something extra.