Thanks, @Goatsoup, I’ll add you to the list.
Regarding the buy-in, I can appreciate your reasoning to want to play for 50k min. But please consider:
The suggested 10k stakes is to keep the overall buy for the sum of the round-robin games reasonable for most players who would like to play.
If we have 3 games times 5 opponents, that’s just 150,000, which isn’t a bad buy-in for a mid/high-stakes MTT. With @Goatsoup as the 3rd confirmed player, we’re looking at 2 opponents for a total of 6 games each, which is 60k total buy-in, which is equivalent to a “high” stakes MTT according to Replay (50,0001 - 1M = “high” stakes).
Keeping in mind that with more players, it’ll get progressively more expensive to play the full round robin. If we were to get above 34 participants, which seems unlikely for this inaugural tournament, that would push the total buy-in to over 1M at the suggested 10k level, which is “elite” stakes territory.
Of course, with each game won, you’ll be pulling chips out, so this tournament will be paying off a lot more, and more frequently, so if you do reasonbly well or just break even, it probably won’t break most player’s bankroll to play.
I’ll happily play anyone who wants to go higher at up to 100k per game, but if we do end up with some lower-bankrolled players who can’t play comfortably at 50k, please accomodate them.