The tournament would have been more enjoyable for me if there were more natural interactions and less gags. Cutting down on the unfunny gags could have saved time for focus on the battles as well. Also, if the writers aren't going to give Burgundy any development and just want to have her lose in every appearance, then what was the point of introducing her? I'm mostly okay with this only because she was battling Ash, and he was finally using something other than Pikachu or a starter.
Didn't appreciate Georgia returning. Introducing a character just to throw random insults does not make them interesting.