Yeah like as someone else who gives up a portion of their free time to do things within the community, I understand wanting to pay people who are involved in the scene. Ever since I started writing for tftv, the idea of remuneration for staff is something that I've never really see discussed, everyone accepts that we're doing this for free (probably at a loss if you factor LANs in even). The closest I got to remuneration was an editor offering to paypal me some money because they accidentaly deleted an article I did and I had no backups (save your work, people !) and getting a press pass at i65 which allowed me to get a free sub from Subway.
So Kritzkast trying to send some money the way of the casters and producers is something that is good I think, we've had pretty high-level coverage for such a small scene and it makes sense that the people behind it get some sort of reward.
I just think that restricting vods isn't the best idea for it, it might be the most effective for getting money but people have been watching vods for free for like 10 years and so taking this option away from them is gonna catch a lot of flak. Also if uploads to youtube were actually faster the whole thing wouldnt be an issue but that is currently not the case, there's at best like 5/6 days of delay, and in the case of tournaments like the lockdown throwdown where a lot of TF2 is played in a short time and needs more editing to be released, the wait times are counted in months (for the anectdote, I've watched all of Lockdown 1 on youtube when it was released and 2 months after its end the final was still not out so I had to spoil myself by asking Dummtm who won because I wanted to reference it in a preseason article). Until those things aren't fixed, youtube will still be a very sub-par option.