>Level caps are put in as a way to keep folks all around the same range.
>Saiyan Blood was even nerfed into the ground by Era 10 for the sake of keeping Saiyans in line with everyone else (before at level 20 they'd be sitting at like 80k or higher, a few players in particular would manipulate their exp via studying so they could keep getting significant SBlood gains).
>Only one person in era 10 purposely tries to bypass the caps by spamming pushups to run around with 100k+ PL, and it was some newbie who picked fights that got him PvP killed at least twice before he ragequit.
>Era 11 comes around with caps in place. Now multiple people are trying to bypass caps on purpose.
>A tournament is hosted for the first time in a few years.
>It's only allowing folks who didn't bypass caps (by a notable margin).
>Nobody (vocally) except for Kay:
The last time we even had a tournament like this was back in Era 8 and I believe they set a cutoff of level 60 or maybe 80, which was about where most of the upper folks were outside of a few exceptions (i.e. Kaori, and I think maybe Demon and Manarath). Then whatever secondary bracket there was was basically nonexistent, if it happened at all. I think it was just Sveta vs Renalus or something, or maybe the finals were Sarason vs Renalus, idfk. Regardless, it shouldn't be surprising that you don't get a reward for deciding to purposely break the caps to get a short-lived advantage over others. If you want to show off your cheese strat go pick a IC fight or talk others into fighting you in the arena. Or host your own tournament as a POI, maybe with a dragonball as a reward in order to get a bit of extra RPP.