- Oct 27, 2017
Always depressing to see. $14K for winning the biggest Tekken tournament ever just feels like nowhere near enough. And let’s not even get started on finishing top 8 and not winning enough to pay for your hotel room. I wish there was a way to get some real money behind the FGC, so people other than the absolute best in the world could actually do this for a living.Reddit thread on payouts
Edit - I was thinking about actual ways to help with this - they really should double or even triple the tournament entry fees. The venue fee keeps increasing to cover esports expenses, but we still have the same $10 entry fees we had in 2002. An extra $10 or even $20 per game is such a small percentage of the cost of an Evo weekend, but it would hugely increase the pot sizes and leave more for the competitors.