Now that gac is more important than ever, I believe CG needs to address the competitive advantage to going 2nd.
There is an obvious strategy advantage to knowing how your opponent performed per battle or the overall score you need to beat. It will literally dictate when they should go conservative or have to push for extra banners. This kind of advantage shouldn't be overlooked any further and needs be addressed.
I will almost never get this advantage due to irl scheduling. Gac starts when I am at work and the only time I can truly sit down and out the time in to play is within the first 8 hours. This will almost always never give me the advantage.
The cleanest way to do this is top stop showing the live score and just show the results at the end or rotate the start times to accommodate a global player base.