In theory, the quota system should lead to only the best players being present at the championship. Where's the flaw then? Where did the bad players come from? Any of these?Moah wrote:Maybe we should give a minimum EMA rating for big tournaments like MERS 5, with qualifier tournaments?
How do other disciplines/areas deal with it?
• Some players bypassed the quota system by being from a guest-like country (Czech, USA)
• The most skilled players at a country didn't participate so less skilled players took the quota spots
• MERS tournaments where most participants are weak players from a single country, which leads to high ranks and more quota for weaker players (Netherlands)
• EMA ranks staying high for a long time for players who have not improved alongside everyone else
• Skilled players existing, but not participating in any EMA because of money/other difficulties (divide between student players and well-paid players)
• EMA players not playing online to improve their skills
• Skilled players not existing on the continent at all
• EMA players feeling pessimistic about learning to score in Japanese instantly after winning, and such abilities
• Prejudice against anime and manga, or certain types of anime and manga ("cute girls scoring mahjong hands")
• Too few tournaments to gauge player skill with any accuracy (40 tournament hanchan vs 1600 online hanchan)