Originally Posted by Ryugi Kazamaru
Why did you bother finding out anyway is a better question. I mean, accidental is one thing, but seriously dude. You should avoid situations where that stuff can come up, especially if you know you're gonna be judging this.
Granted, we can have Karthus come in to fill your role if you seriously don't think you can be critical and detached. But you were the one chosen by the community by-in-large, and I would prefer to have you here unless you seriously and honestly don't think you can be critical despite knowing.
It's not as though I go around asking. Last judging I actively avoided Sanctuary because it was all people were talking about. I try and avoid it, honestly, but it's sometimes impossible to avoid.
If I felt it could be another way, I would still judge, but as it stands, I don't think it can work, unless one of them should refuse to compete, and that wouldn't be fair to the competitors.