Originally Posted by KantoBreeder
A tournament may encourage more activity, but they also tend to take a very long time from start to finish. The only tournament that ever happened in this league (the Gym Leader Tournament from the old league) took about a year to get a winner, by which time most of the competitors had ended up leaving. Of course, if we could get enough activity from the refs it might be shorter, but tournaments tend to be a long term project.
The tourny may take a while. But there should be prizes for winning. Some kind of item, a free first stage pokemon, or something. Prizes always suck people into games.