Rank the Tier One tournies in order of importance
the Tier 1's are not all equal, they vary widely in terms of prestige and attendance
1. Miami (#1 by a long way)
9. San Diego (recently changed from Tier 2 and stills feels like one)
10. Tokyo (last by a long way)
i feel like IW has lost some prestige in the last few years as far as getting all the leading players to compete, thats why i ranked it fourth. But 2, 3, and 4 are all very close. In general the North American Tier 1s seem to have a lot more fan backing than the European ones (except Zurich).