Long have I waited for GM / GS events to return to AVA, and can say I'm quite pleased at the event yesterday. Got lucky in getting in either the 3rd or 4th room (can't remember now -_-), good thing I love crustaceans.
One advice based on my own conjecture, is possible ping limited rooms in future events. Granted, I'm running on a Pentium 4, but there was a discernible lag in the room that was marginally high. Sorta akin to playing on those AI maps where you have to kill 200 bots, but unequivocally laggier.
I hope that impetus to alleviate lag via a ping limit does not cause too much trouble for our European or other players, but I hope it's taken into consideration as per future events.
Anyways, it was a great event, and you guys and gals at Aeria did a wondrous job for a 1st event. Hope for more in the future, over and out.