I've read the thread concerning the tournament, and I would be thrilled to get involved. However, is the only way to participate to enter the tournament? Or could you, perhaps, get involved as another position (such as a janitor)?
Its not that I don't mind battling, but I think it would be interesting to get different perspectives on the event based on the character's role. If an alternative option is available, then I will gladly take the role of one. If not, and signing up for the event is the only way, then I shall head over to the thread and do so.