I can't find the answer to this question anywhere, may as well ask here... Are we sure that this competition is full? I've been checking back every hour or so, but there hasn't been an official update in 2 days.
If we trust the numbers shown on the sites for the 11 regions, 7400+ entries are shown in the system. 90% full. At the rate it was going on Tueday it would have been full within a very short time. Having more than 8250 entries in the system would have been a disaster, as who do you pick to kick out? They shut it down and can work on moving entries from overcrowded regions before worrying about filling that last 10%. I imagine a few will refuse to ship, having planned to drop off at the local comp, and a few additional spaces will open up. But I would be shocked if there are more than 1000 spots left when re-opened, again assuming the 7400+ number is correct.