By reading through the comments of the EPOTW i see that the "points" are gone? Why not just move the header to Gamer of the week (GOTW) and just hand out points, user with the most points wins rares? It's an easy way to keep the rare / betting eco +++ secure.
Staff or Event staff could always host and a staff could just supervise the events so there isn't really that much trouble during it. It's pretty trilling and a better way to keep the EPOTW on going.
Just a suggestion.