In a old fleet I was in, we would setup people/teams to fight and give them a week to complete the objective prior to disqualification.
Might be a good idea for matches to take place. Gives the parties time to organize a proper fight. Life first, game seconds. Less pressure on the small fleets. That may get them more involved? Random idea. Assuming that wasn't already mentioned. However, the state of PVP has really pushed in a bad direction and it's increasingly difficult to even enjoy a match. It would be nice to see smaller events happening but with "forgiving" time frames. Might work, might backfire, but you never know.
This has happened because for the PvPers the competition is more important than friendship.
Losing bothers you, especially if you believe that your opponent has a ship or a gear or even both really OP.
For example, the Bug controversy demonstrates that it's impossible to reach an agreement...the PvP community is too small and often litigious...
This is a real Starfleet Cruiser, the Adm. Marcus Vengeance! Stol Fed Cruisers suck!