The event is ok… but derivative and tedious. It feels pretty much like every other pvp event. When I heard it was going to be gladiatorial, I was hoping for more. It’s basically another attack, repeat event.
Bringing back the raid button would definitely make the event more tolerable. Of course, as any number of people have pointed out, the raid button would make all the repeatedly attack events better.
However, and I’m adding my voice here to what I hope is an increasingly loud chorus, mega attacks make this event pointless as a competition. In the top spot? Doesn’t matter because if you get hit with a mega attack in the last minute you’re getting demoted. Mega attacks have severely damaged every pvp event, but they make this event pay to play.