I'm not freezing teams. We decided at the live meeting that it would not be fair.
We also thought adding a 50 cent transaction fee would limit churning, a mistake that was forced to be corrected as fast as possible as soon as possible, so I know we weren't perfect in our judgment.
We did the best we could with what we had.
Teams are not locked - eliminated teams are not locked because they still have every right to go for that month's prize. Tried to be as fair as I could and everyone who attended that meeting agreed.