As a long time Command and Conquer fan, and knowing that the games themselves are very easy to play, would it be possible for any of the C&C games from the franchise to be played in the tournament? I know that there is a freakish amount of Red Alert 2 & YR players in Washington, and that a Generals/Zero Hour tournament if it was hosted would draw quite a lot of attention. I've been going to LAN's for quite a few years, and I always stumble upon a bunch of people who have a lot of experience with the C&C games, so we inevitably end up playing for fun.
C&C: Generals, or Zero Hour would be an extremely fun game to host tournament wise. Generals, is extremely balanced and fast paced, and Zero Hour has a very large array of armies to choose from and team games or one on ones would be easy to organize. I know that we already have Warcraft 3: FT as a tournament option, but if you ask anyone who's really played both games at a high level, they'll tell you that overall Zero Hour is much more fast paced and micro intensiv than War3 is. I know that Warcraft 3 has a large amount of strategy, but it pales in comparison with the near myriad number of build orders available in ZH. I'm not saying that ZH should be the only game played, but I am asking that the PC Tournament Organizers consider adding this game to the lineup, because I know that we'll be able to get some insanely good matches going if it was added to the roster of games. There's quite a large community of C&C players overall in Washington, and, from past experience with other tournaments with this game accross the country, it will draw quite a large number of professional people to it.
I feel that the number of PC Games in the tournaments isn't quite big, and that other games should be added, but not just first person. Another RTS game wouldn't be bad in addition to frozen throne. And racing games such as anything from the Need For Speed series (Underground 2, Hot Pursuit, etc..) wouldn't be bad to include.
Just my two cents, lock or delete this if you wish, but I really wouldn't mind seeing more variety of games, especially in the RTS section, since you have 3 FPS games already.