The full package is the way to go, because it allows you to go back and watch games again if you missed them or if you wanted to share them with your league during a bout viewing. Each Regional competition costs $12 separately, and the Championships this year is $20, but if you get the total package, everything is included for $50. That's a deal in my book!
Having people over to watch bouts on the weekend is fun as hell; we're a lucky sport, because this is like having five different Superbowls in a span of two months. Sometimes you get overdosed with derby, but when is this a bad thing? I have filled out a Regionals bracket every year, and I have screwed them up every year! Someone in your league should definitely purchase this package and host viewing parties. Become familiar with the far away members of the WFTDA! "But Q, I don't care about any other Region than mine!" Shame on you. Just because you don't know someone on those teams, doesn't mean it isn't going to be kick ass derby to watch! This is how we get to know what the West coast is doing without actually having to travel out there! I have always considered Regionals a way of spreading derby viruses from one section of the country to another; it's gross but true.
So, forget your weekend plans for the next four weeks, invite people over, remember your time zone differences, and feast on the derby footage! North Central Regionals start tomorrow, and you know I'll be cheering on Windy City! DNN wrote a nice preview of the action here, including a link to the PDF of the bracket. You can also catch the DNN power rankings link on the same page; who doesn't love it when the Regionals upset the rankings? Don't miss it!
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