Whats with the prizes? cash???
Its been awhile since I've checked out the NPPL scene but whats with cash for all the prizes? I know its about the sport and not the money, but first place takes home a little over 600 bucks for a D3 team and 900 for a D2 with the entry fees and cost of paint one would be lucky to net 300 and 500 dollars, respectively. Add up the fees against the prizes and there is a missing 50k. There is a lot of costs that go in to the event, I know. If they're that worried about it why aren't guns, gear, vacation packages, tournament entry tickets there instead? With these they can not only get them at a reduced price through sponsors they can advertise them at the MSRP price tag. This will not only boost the company's image but create more entries and save them money. I don't mind thinking I've won a 2,000 dollar trip to Aruba even if they got a native and bulk discount with a true value of 900 dollars.