this is my theory. There are only so many pieces to the pie. If you have noticed there are no more large scale independent tournaments anymore. Mardi Gras Open is gone So is the IAO, Bunkerfest, Madness, and so on. With 2 major tournaments a month (NPPL, PSP) and God knows how many other local leagues have monthly tournaments and any serious team is going to practice at least 1 or 2 times a week on top of that. Something had to give. I wish that the independents came back. Please let me know what you think.