First off, they aren’t tournaments, which I guess Ludia figured out because now they call them seasons. Still just people playing the game though, so all the fanfare seems really bizarre. “Hey! Look at this! Play the game like you always do! If you are one of the people who is already at the top of the leaderboard, we hope you like free stuff!”
It rewards the wealthiest players and cheaters and screws everyone else. In the last 48 hours I dropped 500 trophies and I couldn’t figure it out-- then it hit me, oh right, the tournament is about to end so there is a mad rush to get into the Top 500, which for average players just translates to having all the hard work of grinding to get to the next arena erased in a single bad slump.
I don’t care about tournaments. I will never make the top. I have 0 desire to compete. You have thousands, if not millions of players. I get that you need an incentive to keep the top players giving you money, but there has to be a way to do it that does not affect the standing of the rest of us. We don’t care, we just want to play. And if every month I’m just gonna be dropped down an entire arena I see no real point in playing this game anymore. It’s the antithesis of fun. And for the record I am not completely F2P, I have put at least $150 into this game, probably more.