I was just made aware of the pots the players got and, to be honest, I wasn't exactly blown away
I don't know how accurate these numbers are but for as huge as EVO is, they seem pretty low. Was the entry fee for each game really $10? For how large this tournament is, that is embarrassing.
Why don't we raise the stakes to $20-30? For the level of talent that shows up and the prestige of the competition, it should have been bumped up from $10 long ago. What's the hold up? Is poverty really that entrenched in the FGC? If you're already going to Vegas, you should be able to spring an extra $10-20 to enter the game(s) of your choice. Yeah, you really start feeling the pinch when you enter multiple games but how many of you do that anyway? Even if it's a lot, you'd think the possibility of getting a decent cash prize would entice everyone to put more money in to play.
Just a thought. I know EVO staff have talked about it before, but they never raised the cost. Maybe in 2016 we'll get some entry fees that can at the very least double the size of the prize pools for so many of these games.