Everything actually went really smoothly! People posted their steam profiles in the chat so they could add each other and then challenge, which worked fine. No one had issues with friend matches.
One match did have a desync, but they worked that out on their own. I think they set the game state back to what it was, (score wise) and continued on, which seems like a reasonable solution.
The lag in some matches was quite bad, but it was only to be expected. Only a few people complained about it and were wishing for region locked tournaments, but I can certainly understand it. Playing in lag is not a great time.
Streaming was… ok. I knew it wasn’t going to be super great, but it worked out alright.
According to accounts, it was just barely watchable.
I had Snoc jump in halfway through the second tournament to stream it with a better connection, which improved things slightly.
All in all, everything went pretty well! I definitely can’t wait for spectator mode though.