The next Alliance tournament is upon us.
You can see all the info on changes here. I am impressed by the mention in the Dev blog of the CSM being consulted regarding rule changes and the new auction system.
This is the sort of use of the CSM that will help legitimize the body for players. I think the CSM quality this time around is superb, and it is turning into a useful and functional process. I hope CCP keeps using the CSM and letting us know about it.
Good luck to the competing Alliances! I also hope CCP considers video streams of all battles this time around.