Today is T minus 1 and official registration ends at 11:59 PM. At 3:30 PM EST there were 122 teams paid including 12 pro teams and 157 teams registered. At a guess I will put the final number of participating teams at between 130 - 135. The Phoenix Open '08 had 123 teams total.
Announcement: This will be the last daily update on MLP held hostage. Doing it as a daily has taken up time that could be put to more productive blog use–I have a queue of posts waiting to be finished I simply haven't had time for. Like Enlistments, I will do a weekly update on MLP held hostage unless or until a subject or event warrants giving it more attention. (So you can all breath a sigh of relief.)
The posts awaiting completion are: The Pro Team Crack-Up; The Flipside of Classification; The Iron Law of Tournament Logistics and PSP vs. AXBL. I will get to them as I'm able.