First step we need to organize for at least 6 players to be online at once
I mean, we've had tournaments of 16 people before. Ideally you'd want at least 4 teams, which is 12. So getting the players, just based on previous tournament entries, seems plausible.
But Ben, I was making a joke. Besides, not everyone who plays in individual tournaments is going to have enough friends/networking to be a part of a 3-person team. Like you. You have no friends.
Well, that got oddly accusatory at the end, but you're right that I can't just raise a 3-man team with a wave of my hand (I can get 2 people though, and how hard could it be to find a third?). Given the givens, probably not as hard as I think it would be. But you are
right about that: not everyone who participates as an individual will have the desire or manpower to play as a team of 3.
You don't need to be online at once.
The best team events I've been in have given each player 1 week to complete his matchup.
The trouble with that idea is that you run the danger of a team with one person and two smurf accounts. Not going to mention any wizards,1
but if you don't have to have the entire team in one place at one time then you can't know if you're dealing with one team or one person pretending to be a team.1. The existence of Merlin's smurf accounts is well-known. Merlin once had what, 3 of the top 5 ranked spots? However, I firmly believe that Merlin wouldn't actually resort to using smurfs to create a shadow team, both because wizards are honorable and because he's already on a team.