i understand what you're getting at man. but 19 entrants for a pirated game at a tournament that's notoriously been about SF still sounds like a good turnout. i get that you were just looking for strong people to fight, though.
17 people that didn't know what they were doing.
2 that did.
Is it still a good tournament?
Seeing an Arakune complain he couldn't get curse despite hitting them? Jin doing 6D 5D 5D 2D j.D as a blockstring? Ragna doing ID combos? Taokaka mashing on D button?
Seriously. If you were there you'd understand this wasn't a tournament.