A note on why CSW Blog has been disqualified
In the space of roughly 10 minutes, CSW Blog received over 200 votes in their poll against Sekijitsu. We have no problem with people linking friends or fellow anime fans to the tourney to vote for them. However there was no sign of a spike in incoming traffic to the tourney itself, no increase at all in votes to the other polls, and no sign of more people visiting the blogs listed in on the site. We closed the poll due to these suspicious circumstances.
Our decision was made easier by the continuous attempts by one of the members of CSW Blog to manipulate the vote prior to it going live, and his subsequent threats and attacks made towards members of the tourney staff as we were trying to assess the situation. We are not in the business of helping people who try to cheat the system, nor people who threaten us. Because of this, CSW Blog has been disqualified from the tourney.