You've still got about an hour to commit on the official thread (But if you can't make it, I'll write you down as WC)
Chris should be considered a regular entry and doesn't need a WC
From PAW Rulebook
WCs are given to players who failed to make a commitment until the deadline or wish to change their tournament after that. Players who asked for WC while the commitment list was still open will be treated as if they have already commited on time.
Generally, you need to commit before the tournament. Since it already started, you have to ask for a Wild Card if you want to play here. So, do you want a WC?
(Also, it means that your first pick won't count anyway...)