Thank you. Can you make the platform being specified mandatory? Like automatically reject any submissions that do not have the platform being specified?
I'm not sure that I understand your question.
People will be submitting events to Gen Con, not to you. We are not requiring certain platforms, though we are recommending a few. So there is no reason to reject submissions that do not conform to that list, though we will certainly be double-checking some of them, depending on what folks enter on the form.
Events that do not specify a platform will not be accepted or activated - they will simply be returned to the event organizer to correct. Unfortunately there are some aspects of the form that still need manual enforcement/correction for this year, like the Gen Con base price.
Since the event organizer is submitting the event and selecting the platform the game is played on, it will be mandatory for those players to use that platform, but there will be no check to confirm that they actually have an account set up to do so. It certainly has nothing to do with the event submission or rejection process, it's more akin to a Magic tournament where a player needs to bring a legal deck. If they do not, they simply can't participate.
If you were asking something else, can you elaborate?
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Gen Con LLC