AGAIN dont play it lol.
This is a regional tourney series not the nationals. This is a stepping stone for many teams towards competing in the nationals, where the challenge is higher and warrants the increase in prizes. For those who strictly stay with the regional tourneys (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that AT ALL) Even they must understand that the prizes are what they are according to the level and variety of competition.
If given the choice of no prizes at all or this, which would you chose? Because i dont think we need to actually test that theory to understand the point.
Without prizes theres very little point in playing the tourney right? except for the competition. What im getting at is this; When it all comes down to it, its all about the winning in the end. no matter if you win $5 or $5000. Thats the bonus of it all. But the first thing out your mouth to your fellow ballers would be "hey we won the tourney." and then "yeah we won $5000 for coming in 1st. see the real deal here?
Alot of you werent even playing in the days of when paint costed $80 -$90 dollars at local fields and come tourney time it might have been $65-$80 a case, and the prizes were simply trophies. and that wasnt that along ago.
now your paying as low as $55-$60 for paint, and the prizes are actually markers and tanks and gear. Almost an entire set up. and you wanna gripe.
Hey, pro now is $50.000 semi pro is only $15,000 should the semi pros gripe.
they can but wont change much. The idea is hey lets play harder and win the series to qualify for pro so we can get a shot at $50,000. and this is with travel expenses on their backs. air hotel car rental spending money etc.
You guys drive a little ways from nearby tristate area. to as close as an hour away or so. and most you drop is what $10 for gas.
The competition at GPl is different from nationals and the funding nowhere near as much. Please stop trying to cram the nature of the nationals into a regional tourneys body.
The GPL is not trying to be the nationals. It is what it is. However it is trying to grow and increase its spending according to its financial ability. That takes more support from not only outside funding, but positive teams that have at least a basic understanding of what this is all about.
This is shawns quote broken down for the understandingly impared.
bottom line. if you must gripe about the prizes. save up some money and go play the nationals. just make sure you have approximately $4-$600 per trip
to actually participate. . oh yeah and then you have to try and win the thing. good luck