... Factions that are not represented will not receive any allocation points for the first tournament, but can still be eligible to play throughout STO Frontlines because they exist as a faction. (I'm hoping more folks muster up some courage.)
 ... Factions with INCOMPLETE teams will be teamed with other factions for the tournament ONLY. Each member of that team will still earn rewards for their chosen faction. (Sorry I couldn't fill your teams!)
 ... Uneven teams (ie. teams that do not have someone to compete against) will result in some teams automatically qualifying for the second round, a normal process in sports until an even number results.
 ... as best as possible I have tried to out folks in their respective levels of experience so that casual players do not immediately face off against veterans. Hope that you all have fun irrespectively.
Good Luck all, and I'm petting my lucky Epoph for all of the participants ...