When the DT's are near the end of the hour I always see that the no.1 person had around 3-400pts. What I was wondering was if the ELO and Survivor rooms gave more points going towards the tournament or whether the top people just sweep through battles with quick K.O's.
There are a lot of factors that dictate how many points you accumulate. Playing faster matchs (so you get more games in), while still winning, will help. Also, beating higher level characters (4-5stars) with lower level characters (2-3stars) will also give you more points. Other things like remaining pills, excess life, KOs, etc add bonus points. You can see exactly how points are accrued by looking at the Daily Tournament Scoring section under the help menu at the top of your screen.
Side note: this post would be better placed in the "Strategy and Tactics: Tournaments" forum.
P.S.- while you can get DT points in ELO room, I personally would advise against it as my experience seems that the matches go longer since people have longer times to make their decisions. Also, ELO doesn't award any more points that Fights Type 1 or Fights Type 2 rooms.