I just wanted to ask if Evo staff is willing to give prizes/money beyond the top 3 finishers at Evolution. With so many talented people entering, even MAKING the top 8 is a huge achievement and should be rewarded somehow. I’m not talking anything drastic, I think 1st place still should get 50% of the pot… but look at poker. They pay out tons of places ( i think WSOP paid out over 200 and Hachem only got 20% or something).
This is a prize table i cooked up for my local tourneys at C3… not that we would hit 100 people, but still…
<10 entrants 66/33
10-20 entrants: 58/28/14
over 20 entrants 53/26/14/7
over 50 entrants 50/25/12.5/6.25/3.125/3.125
Over 100 entrants (pays top 8) 50/24/12/6/3/3/1/1
So using Evo 2k5 numbers as an example…
3S Prizes Evo 2K5 337 entrants
ST Prizes Evo 2K5 155 Entrants
Marvel 215 Entrants
1st 1075 $
I just think that with SO much talent, more people should get rewarded. It’s much harder to get 8th at evo than it is win some local tourney.
I’m just not a big fan of the prevailing systems… where I see 80/20, 70/20/10, and the 65/25/10. The last one is pretty popular, but I still feel that if a tourney can afford (with entry fees) to pay out more players… it should. I’m not a high tourney placer, and i’m only going to Evo NY, but I’m just throwing out ideas for the whole community to discuss.
Thanks for listening.