last time there was alliance which placed many players in that tournament , i beleive 25 or more so in every map there were 2-4 of them
i would be good if new rules can do something about those friendpacks
same with bans from maps - rules were unclear and even in final people were doing things like in every other map and still got banned, because those rules were not written down in a clear, transparent and understanable manner that was tournament marked by many bans and strange decisions . In some cases people using same 'exploit' agaisnt each other were treated differenty : one group of players was banned while another was allowed to progress...
if you want to make tournament make sure you have good rules, clear, written down and organizer who treats all players equally when it comes to imposing punishment otherwise you will finish like 2018 tournament who caused some players to delete veteran accoutns after what they have witnessed from organizers
probably best idea would be to start discussion about how rules should look like so we do not finish with same results like 2018.