I'm pretty sure that you have no idea of the extent of the problem and are just trying to gain a competitive advantage.
I don't think I need any sort of advantage from what I've seen of the DG community. I'm looking forward to losing my first game of DG, but if i lose it with favor items disabled it wouldn't mean much then. It would be like playing a game of starcraft and not allowing rush or something stupid like that.
If you had locked favor right now with no points to buy anything you wouldn't be talking this way.
My favor was bugged until the patch where they fixed it and I played every game with favor on and didn't dodge. If you're going to have a tournament you should have it on settings where people can play to their full potential. Limiting one of the major parts of the game that allows players to build a unique strategy is the favor item.
That's beyong illogical. Turning favor on when it's quite clearly broken for a portion of this tournament's participants will result in inconsistency in match settings and undermine the results.
Lets see a screenshot after the recent patch showing it's still bugged. Nobody I know has theirs bugged still and so until proven otherwise I'm going to assume everyone's is fixed, they just don't have enough points to buy EVERYTHING so they want NOTHING to be used.
If you have no desire - no one is forcing you to remain.
I have no desire to play noob mode. It's already bad enough that the level of competition is near rock bottom.