I think I just didn't have enough resources planned out. I had it worked out that I could get the 5 or 10 base frags from each event and skip the bigger 15 from summon rush as long as I had one top 2 finish somewhere.
But even though I've kept up the plan, I just really didn't realize how many shards the summon rush would entail. Even with hundreds of mystery shards ready, and a bunch of ancients, some voids and 2 sacreds etc I still thought it would be 3500 and that seemed attainable but I'm way short for the actual number and I have no way to find an extra 1500 shards.
So my only hope is to now get two top 2 finishes but other than arena I have no idea where. It's my own fault for not being fully prepared for the chance of summon rush being that level, I suppose. Who knows maybe I'll pull off a surprise t2... or since I hit the ultimate chest in nightmare CB every day, I suppose i've got 2 days to hope for a sacred shard from there, lol...
I must be clear, I'm disappointed but I'm not complaining, I knew my account would struggle to compete and I figured if I don't make it well I pulled some great gear and a few great champs out of it, so my account has only improved from the trying :)