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ESEA Season 29 prize pool split announced
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bleghfarec
November 10, 2018

ESEA has announced the prize pool and split of Season 29, which features a $14,300 combined prize pool across all three Team Fortress 2 divisions.

The Invite prize pool has been bumped to $12,600 — up $2,600 from last season — with the money being distributed amongst all the participants in the division. Due to Faint Gaming and SVIFT NA disbanding, the prize money has been split among only seven teams.

The Invite prize pool split is:

  • 1st. $5,000
  • 2nd. $3,000
  • 3rd. $1,600
  • 4th. $1,000
  • 5th. $800
  • 6th. $650
  • 7th. $500

With Invite's prize pool being increased and its distribution being made more lenient to teams that did not reach the playoffs, the Intermediate and Open prize pools have decreased to help pad out the Invite prize pool and to deter players from staying in Intermediate to collect prize money.

The Intermediate prize pool split is:

  • 1st. $600
  • 2nd. $360
  • 3rd. $120
  • 4th. $120

The Open prize pool split is:

  • 1st. $250
  • 2nd. $150
  • 3rd. $50
  • 4th. $50
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#1
90 Frags +

this was a very good decision

this was a very good decision
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#2
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And if I'm not mistaken it's only the top 7 teams instead of all 9 because of the two that died. This should encourage teams in the future to stay alive

I have realized my reading comprehension is bad please downvote me

And if I'm not mistaken it's only the top 7 teams instead of all 9 because of the two that died. This should encourage teams in the future to stay alive

I have realized my reading comprehension is bad please downvote me
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#3
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#4
3 Frags +

I'm so happy abt this =)

I'm so happy abt this =)
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#5
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wait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?

wait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?
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#6
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Scratchhwait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?

250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.

[quote=Scratchh]wait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?[/quote]
250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.
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#7
-26 Frags +

Winning open last season got me more money than winning IM would this season

Winning open last season got me more money than winning IM would this season
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#8
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i think top 4 in open/im should at least get you your entry cost back otherwise this is very good

i think top 4 in open/im should at least get you your entry cost back otherwise this is very good
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#9
16 Frags +

what the fuck is trip gonna do now

what the fuck is trip gonna do now
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#10
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Unicorn_WizardWinning open last season got me more money than winning IM would this season

that's the point

[quote=Unicorn_Wizard]Winning open last season got me more money than winning IM would this season[/quote]
that's the point
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#11
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emoScratchhwait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.

i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season

[quote=emo][quote=Scratchh]wait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?[/quote]
250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.[/quote]
i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season
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#12
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Scratchhi wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season

they have no reason to, tf2 is not a growing game. however the distribution seems a bit off. you would expect it to *at least*
be double the cost of playing per player (recoup for fees + premium) for 2nd, rather than barely break even.

[quote=Scratchh]
i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season[/quote]

they have no reason to, tf2 is not a growing game. however the distribution seems a bit off. you would expect it to *at least*
be double the cost of playing per player (recoup for fees + premium) for 2nd, rather than barely break even.
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#13
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ScratchhemoScratchhwait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season

It’s been like this forever. It hasn’t gone down or anything. IM prize pool used to be even worse. You could get 2nd in IM and win less money than just winning open.

[quote=Scratchh][quote=emo][quote=Scratchh]wait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?[/quote]
250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.[/quote]
i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season[/quote]
It’s been like this forever. It hasn’t gone down or anything. IM prize pool used to be even worse. You could get 2nd in IM and win less money than just winning open.
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#14
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ScratchhemoScratchhwait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season

Imagine if TF2 actually needed multiple conferences for Open because their's like 500 teams in it and instead of having 3 skill divisons their was 6 with open having 3 conferences and IM having 2. Maybe then TF2 open could have a >$41 prize pool per player. For perspective the entirety of ESEA TF2 (70 teams including the 4 or 5 teams that played 0 matches) is smaller than ESEA-CSGO Main (125 teams played at least 1 match)

[quote=Scratchh][quote=emo][quote=Scratchh]wait only 250 for 6 people or 250 for each player?[/quote]
250 all together. so 1st in Open is like $41 for each.[/quote]
i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season[/quote]

Imagine if TF2 actually needed multiple conferences for Open because their's like 500 teams in it and instead of having 3 skill divisons their was 6 with open having 3 conferences and IM having 2. Maybe then TF2 open could have a >$41 prize pool per player. For perspective the entirety of ESEA TF2 (70 teams including the 4 or 5 teams that played 0 matches) is smaller than ESEA-CSGO Main (125 teams played at least 1 match)
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#15
16 Frags +

if youre playing for money than this is the way to go. They are trying to create incentive for actually being in invite and not just sandbagging IM or open which 1) is better for other open/IM teams and 2) actually makes playing for money better cause you have to push to the top division to make some money.

In my opinion, this is a huge success and will hopefully encourage teams to stay together and progress

if youre playing for money than this is the way to go. They are trying to create incentive for actually being in invite and not just sandbagging IM or open which 1) is better for other open/IM teams and 2) actually makes playing for money better cause you have to push to the top division to make some money.

In my opinion, this is a huge success and will hopefully encourage teams to stay together and progress
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#16
2 Frags +

warning: totally irrelevant but possibly interesting stuff ahead

Scratchhi wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season

this stupid comment made me a little curious how much esea is actually worth.

it looks like they're currently owned by ESL -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESL_(company), which is in turn owned by MTG, a digital entertainment corp that also owns dreamhack, kongregate and other stuff.

since i'm bored at work, i read their q3 earnings report. MTG is doing well, and ESL itself is growing. MTG threw some extra cash at acquiring a larger stake of it this year.

Esports sales were up 6% and driven by 16% growth in ESL’s revenues from owned & operated
events, as well as positive currently effects. This was offset by lower work-for-hire revenues, as well
as lower DreamHack revenues following changes in the event schedule between Q3 and Q4.
Online gaming sales were up approximately 29% on a pro forma basis. The InnoGames sales growth
was driven by the exceptional performance of Forge of Empires, which was boosted by marketing
campaigns around content updates. Kongregate’s pro forma revenues were down, which partly
reflected delays in new game launches.

so maybe they'll invest more in their users going forward, though needless to say that won't affect tf2.

--

fun facts from the esea wikipedia page:
-it mentions tftv as a place where lots of esea matches are streamed, so that's cool
-the net return from the bitcoin thing was 29 btc (3000 dollars in 2013), for which they paid a 1m settlement (actually only 325k with the rest scrubbed for good behavior in future, but still, that seems like an insane regulatory decision), donated 7000 to charity and rolled the btc returns into the next prize pool. there was also apparently a class action lawsuit but i can't find any results, so it probably died.

warning: totally irrelevant but possibly interesting stuff ahead

[quote=Scratchh]i wish esea could scrounge up some of their millions and millions of dollars and actually make tf2 have way bigger prizepools, imagine if CS:GO Opens prize was 41$ each. god dude please give us an actual prize next season[/quote]
this stupid comment made me a little curious how much esea is actually worth.

it looks like they're currently owned by ESL -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESL_(company), which is in turn owned by MTG, a digital entertainment corp that also owns dreamhack, kongregate and other stuff.

since i'm bored at work, i read their q3 earnings report. MTG is doing well, and ESL itself is growing. MTG threw some extra cash at acquiring a larger stake of it this year.

[quote]Esports sales were up 6% and driven by 16% growth in ESL’s revenues from owned & operated
events, as well as positive currently effects. This was offset by lower work-for-hire revenues, as well
as lower DreamHack revenues following changes in the event schedule between Q3 and Q4.
Online gaming sales were up approximately 29% on a pro forma basis. The InnoGames sales growth
was driven by the exceptional performance of Forge of Empires, which was boosted by marketing
campaigns around content updates. Kongregate’s pro forma revenues were down, which partly
reflected delays in new game launches. [/quote]

so maybe they'll invest more in their users going forward, though needless to say that won't affect tf2.

--

fun facts from the esea wikipedia page:
-it mentions tftv as a place where lots of esea matches are streamed, so that's cool
-the net return from the bitcoin thing was 29 btc (3000 dollars in 2013), for which they paid a 1m settlement (actually only 325k with the rest scrubbed for good behavior in future, but still, that seems like an insane regulatory decision), donated 7000 to charity and rolled the btc returns into the next prize pool. there was also apparently a class action lawsuit but i can't find any results, so it probably died.
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