Schedule Feedback When to play 3 days of test Reupblic event

Event launches Saturday 2 June. But we need to test out stuff with a live session. I prefer not to take away time from the end of the 2017 season wrap up, but Fridays do not always attract enough players. Wrap the test before/after main Chaos on weekend? Take off an entire weekend to “pre-launch” event? Put 2017 finale on ice and start playing new event full time? Bring 2017 event back for conclusion in July?