I think Critz opted out. But I think they did on the "unofficial" post. I don't think they know you pushed it till the next patch comes out..
Please include AMS onto that list, not because it's annoying but it bugs out your evasive when one goes off.
As for the 45 minute rule, I think there shouldn't be a time limit. It makes a match all the more epic and "real" in terms of endurance of a well put together team. If people buckle under pressure after 45 minutes, then that's an area they can work on.
How about we accommodate the Critz guys with special time frame for them to play on?
Of course your tournament structure would have to be based on a point system.
So determine how many matches each team will play, schedule the Critz to play the teams available at applicable times. In which they'll have their games played already and be set aside to either elimination or playoffs or finals w/e you want to do after that.
But of course, if they're ok with this.
I'm thinking 3 matches, so they'll most likely play TRH, FES, and maybe XTreme since I think these three fleets are their time zone friendly.
So in order to advance to the next round you gotta score 2 wins?
I really want this thing to work, so let's try to break it down
Group A Time Zone Mountain Time - Eastern
Group B European
So 3 wins makes you advance, and 2 wins makes you runner up? Anyway, at least it's something for you to work with.
kalecto, thank you for your kind offer. Please respond with your @handle when you can so I can add your name to the mod list. Hopefully, you'll still be available the week after, as due to Cryptic's wonderful patch schedule I am going to have to postpone it one more week.