Quoted from Euchrid:
Given the cheaper ticket prices, I would assume the games are going to be a lot busier this year. Maybe bigger banks?
I think that because each game isn't tied to a "run" that the lines might actually shape up better, because people will be more maleable with their selection. People won't have situations where there's only one or two specific games left they exclusively want to play to complete their run, instead they'll be able to play whichever game at any time, so they can give preference to one that they won't have to wait as long for.
Also with the main area being on free play instead of token play people might be more likely to take longer breaks more often, easing up some traffic in the tournament area.