Just curious but how are the brackets determined? Is it up to the tournament "director" to decide who enters the tournament or will there be a way for multiple people to suggest characters, VAs, villians, or what ever the case may be.
There are a few instances where we allow people to nominate the participants for a tournament. But for these bigger events, we're usually our own selection committee.
Since my sig is out, it's really no secret anymore so I'll just spill the beans and give a brief rundown of how my own tournament will work.
You see, as far as an actual bracket goes, these tournaments almost never have one. Part of the reason is that people like unpredictability; they prefer not knowing who will face who the next round. This year however, I decided to give it a try: a 64-character bracket. It'll happen after two preliminary rounds that will cut the field from 976 to 48. The sixteen characters in my sig were the final participants of last year's event, so they're automatically in the bracket.
I'll go into much more detail - including the master list of all 976 characters of course - in October when I post the tournament's discussion thread. You can expect it sometime in the middle of the month.