There is a surtain truth idd :)
i think esea had prizemoney for everyone but ye a amount that can cover some of the travel for the team can help alot,it atleast makes more attractive. atleast for teams that have little to non funding what so ever.
i think prize pool need paid just for only 4 teams max
1-8th for 32 teams
1-4th for 16 teams
And how would you share 10k over top8 ?
I do think the tournaments should reward down to the 8th place, but only if the 5th-8th place prize averages at least 2,000€.
The last few events (ESEA, Cph Games and RC EMS One) have all awarded top8, but in Cph that 5th-8th prize was 500€-750€ and in ESEA it was $1,000-$1,500 which in the end turns out being more symbolic than actually helping the teams or the scene to grow.
If it was 2,000+, even though barely any team would actually profit by placing there, it could still help justify the travel (unless you're traveling from one continent to another), and top8 is something every team that goes to a foreign country at least hopes for.
Now for the top prizes, I see most tournaments going for "1st place = 50% of the prize purse", but that's not really necessary (and I don't even mean because NiP is dominating).
Yes, the goal should be that the 1st place prize has to be bigger than the rest so that it instills some prestige, but you could still create that with 35-40% and with a good distribution.
Let's take Cph Games as an example, which had 33,000€ total prize purse. This could have been a more even distribution:
1. 12,500€ (actual prize was 16,500€, down to 38% instead of 50%)
2. 6,000€ (8,000€)
4. 2,500€ (2,000€)
5-6. 2,200€ (750€)
7-8. 1,800€ (500€)
While this would take 6k from the top 2, it wouldn't make the tournament not worth attending since the 1st place is still much bigger than the rest, and so is 2nd. And the prizes between the rest don't need to differ much, because by going to the next round (from 7-8th to 5-6th) you're not fighting for the extra few hundred, but you're fighting for the chance at top3.
So yea, I do think it is possible to pull this off even with today's lower prizes. But still the prize purse needs to be big enough to be able to have these 2k prizes down low and not diminish the top - meaning at least 30k overall.
I'm not really sure whether I agree or not.
In my opinion, 1st place should be rewarded much more than any other because becoming a winner is the main target. Anything other is totally irrelevant.
You either become first or some of them in the shadow. Teams should be motivated even more to become the best.
Look at G-1 League in Dota 2. 1st prise in this season will be 40k$ and second will be 12k$.
However teams will be paid up to six places.
The only problem I see is that not every team have enough funds to send their squad to lan. Moreover, not every professional team have a sponsor so they've got to pay from their pocket. So paying to more teams (and cutting first prize) is better for them.
This is a hard dilemma.
Though I myself think it should be solved by acquiring and gathering more sponsors in the esports world, not cutting money for first place.
for example ESEA 13
prize 35 000 $$
real prize purse
Ninjas in Pyjamas - $17,500
2. Quantic Gaming - $7,000
3. VeryGames - $4,000
4. ESC Gaming - $2,500
5-6. n!faculty - $1,500
5-6. Curse - $1,500
7-8. Dynamic - $1,000
7-8. Denial $1,000
my prize purse
1) 17 500
2) 9 000
3) 6 000
4) 3 500
Or RC EMS ONE
. NiP - $12,000
2. fnatic - $7,000
3-4. VeryGames - $4,000
3-4. Absolute Legends - $4,000
5-8. k1ck - $2,000
5-8. n!faculty - $2,000
5-8. Anexis - $2,000
5-8. Imaginary Gaming -$2,000
1) 16 000
2) 9 000
3) 6 000
4) 4 000
IMO i think that better give more money first 4 teams and didnt gave anything others
And the next thing you complain is the orgs should transfer the money within one week :D
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