Who says there is any AI ?How will defending AI work against attacking rogues here? If it's just like when your city gets attacked, this whole PVP area is rather pointless.
If there is no player available, the NPC opponents will appear , this means that you will never have to leave your units to the hands of AI in this arena.
I sure hope they don't use code from the soccer tournament for the PvP fighting tournament.And now we know why this years Soccer Event has a tournament feature.
Hopefully we actually get to fight the battles instead relying on the current tournament RNG to lose for us.
I wonder if you will still have the option not to participate by not researching military tactics?