Don't think so. I think they are just publicizing it for the individuals since the last day is technically "closed" since they will decide the teams (and not the competitors)? I know the application process is STILL OPEN.. They must have had much less than they thought they were going to get.
I noticed someone posted on that pic mentioning there are no times announced yet, and here it's only 3 days away. I would think if they want spectators to show up and watch that would be an important thing to mention.