I dunno, I’m not seeing it. If I have to pay $125 to enroll in the series and I have to miss a few events because of work, life, anything really… does this torpedo my chances of qualifying? I can’t predict what my schedule is going to be for the entire year. What’s the advantage of essentially pre-paying for 12 tournaments over the course of a year, versus just choosing and paying for the ones I want to?
In a way, we already have a tournament series for qualifying for States - the current system, where you play as much as you can/want, anywhere you want, and if you are good enough you qualify. This system does have some flaws currently, such as quality vs. quantity. I will agree that people simply pounding out weeklies for small points doesn’t necessarily represent the “best of the state” and I hope that gets looked at.