Originally Posted by undrdg
Idiots all of you.
If u start a league and advertise lower entry fees as a main point of contention do it. Don't just lower prices by less than 5 % and call it good.
That's the only beef I have. God you guys are just a bunch of nut swingers and can't think 2 steps outside the box unless there is something in it for you.
An as for the shawn comment, I can alwAys expect an ignoramus like you to bring up something so irrelevant it hurts to read. Please hire a lawyer and sue your parents for the piss poor job they did in educating you.
I like the hire a lawyer comment. Sick burn
I see what you are saying but the fact of the matter is that USPL is significantly cheaper than PSP and apparently will not charge you more as it gets closer to the event (i.e d3 xball entry 2350-->2550 versus 7 man entry 1850).
You also get a better prize / entry fee package ratio than PSP offers. (i.e pay less win more).
USPL D3 1850 entry fee 4250 1st place
PSP D3 2350-2550+ entry fee 4000 1st place
Now I'm not trying to start a "war" but the fact that they are cheaper than PSP/give better prizes says a lot.
These people saw the NPPL flunk yet know that there still is a market. They in turn get together and bust their *** to form a new league RIGHT BEFORE the season starts. (i.e no missing of a 7 man season) and go on the ledge and take the risk of getting it started.
They even go as far as to REDUCE entry fees (I assume you're comparing this to NPPL's previous prices).
$100 x 130 teams = $13,000.
That's a pretty big chunk of change.
Hell, if you multiplied that x 4 events, that's $52,000. That could be paying 1/2 people a salary or adding to someone's pocket.
Give them a little slack. It's the first season, first event. If after the season is over and the people running this see that they have more money in the company's account than they anticipated ; perhaps they will lower entry fees.
If they spot entry fees too low, things come up down the road and they can't cover everything, the season flops and everyone cries.
By making sure you have your expenses + some working capital up front, you're reinforcing the possibility of making it in the long run.
Please do not take this personal. I see things as you do. I was one to "get into it" with Lane Wright regarding PSP's system of entry/prizes.
Good luck USPL