Fair enough, my bad.
I would assume those two things are the 2 main factors but im sure there is a certain subjectivity in the matter as well. I would say WESG is not a big event party because only a few top teams usually attend and party due to the special nature of random mix teams from their nationality (team russia/ukraine)
I also dont think hltvs decision will make or break flashpoint, though it certainly will help if they make it a big event. The amount of money going into this league is insane and assuming their product is good and brings a lot of viewers I can see a world where thorin is right and these NA-backed orgs buy out a lot of top teams/players and bring them to flashpoint 1,2,3,4 years in the future. I think I heard somewhere that the 2m buyins the orgs paid can run the league for 5 years even without profit, dont quote me on the exact # of years though.