I understand that this is a big change to the open tournaments system. But really, before this update, the open tournaments system was broken.
There were nearly 300 open tournaments just sitting there, stagnating, and they were never going to start. This is a bad experience for everyone involved -- tournament creators would create a tournament and never get to play in it or see it start. People joining tournaments would come to the page, and either get overwhelmed with choices or they'd see one they wanted to join, join it, and then never get to play.
We want all open tournaments to start within a reasonable amount of time. For this to happen, the ratio of people creating to joining tournaments needs to be reasonable. For example, for each person that creates a 500 person tournament, there needs to be 500 people willing to join tournaments. (1:500 ratio). This wasn't the case before, clearly, as evidenced by having tens of thousands of unfilled tournament seats.
It's possible this update could end up swinging it too far in the other direction (i.e. tournament list is always empty). If so we'll adjust again until we find the right balance for a healthy system.
But basically nobody will ever have an entry fee because there is no incentive to
Sure there is. In tournaments with an entry fee, the tournament creator can make money. Tournaments that are free to enter are basically charity, as tournament creator is just giving away money to the winners with no hope of making anything.
I would not have joined V.I.W two years ago if it weren't for a free round robin tournament I joined.
Two years ago the open tournaments system was working pretty well. Did you try browsing tournaments in the last few months? I'm pretty sure you would have found that your story was already broken, since the vast majority of open tournaments never started. That's what we're trying to fix.
Still, if i wanna to create medium sized (32 players) tournament with 180coin entry fee i need to pay 3840+ coins only for creating.
You're right it's possible to create expensive 32 player tournaments, but the numbers are not favorable. Try dragging it up to 256 players and you'll find the deals get much better.
What about playing with X accounts(in the same team) in XvX prized tourneys?
You can never use more than one account for anything coin related.