Loving these suggestions, friendos! It's never too early to begin looking at next year's Ancient Trials.
I believe there IS still interest in competitive Zombies; however, I feel that it's much easier to register and never compete than to hold onto contestants. Several factors play a part here, but I too thought that mashing out a max 3 hour game in 2 weeks wouldn't be that insane...of course, it just shows that the challenges should be even more difficult yet easy to understand.
The 1st year, we had a small Olympics team that consisted of myself and another CoDz member, then added on two others who volunteered. This year, I felt it was cool having a collaboration of @RequixEclipse and then you awesome slayers willing to take the mantle here and there to keep things streamlined. This next year, I want to open up the Ancient Trials Committee similarly and if a contestant happens to be helping out, they'll just have to postpone their Committee duty during one of their challenges to ensure there's no foul play. The foundation is virtually the same.
WWII will 100% be in this coming tournament. Scheduling will also be posted the initial month in advance. Our idea will be to have a pattern (3ARC - IW - SH - 3ARC - IW - SH) where each month is using that dev's most co-current title. In this case, we will be seeing BO3/IW/WWII. By the time the next Treyarch title releases, not only with the AT 2018 be done but the 2018 Zombies Olympics as well.
There is a minor glitch in that CoDz will be involved in the ZWC once more, but those details are yet to be finalized and my current concern is potential conflict with dates and engagements. As such, we'll probably delegate a non-staff member (or if one, that is the most active and not involved with ZWC) to lead the Committee.