As I mentioned at the other thread Foreigners in ASL, I want to make a "Ultimate" tournament.
Long story short, I was fortunate enought to made some money playing poker, then bitcoins and now Tesla shares. I was thinking about that for a really long time. It is like a dream to me. Since WCG times, I was always dreaming to host a tour like that. Some people have dreams buying a Lambo, others buyng a house with pool, mine is hosting a BW tournament. I know, I am an idiot
Since a do not have any expirience with that and I do not know nobody at the BW scene, i am looking for help from you guys. If someone thinks it can help me, please contact me to see if it is even possible to do something like that.
Here is what i think of (Feel free to add if something is stupid and have to be changed or any other ideas are more than welcome). For a rough calculations I see that ASL prize pool is around $45 000. I am willing to make it $100 000 + another up to $50 000 for any other expenses which may occure (blizzard fee, hotels, fights, arena rent, food, staff, some money for the "helpers", etc. So the total budget will be no more than $150 000. If someone is willing to volunteer, I'll very much appreciate it. Keep in mind, I am not a millionaire . I mean, I might be, but only on paper. I don't own a ferrari, I don't wear Gucci and I dont have cash bricks in my pockets. I am just a normal guy with a passion for BW since 1998 :D
I have no interest to do like 10 small foreigner tournaments, simply because I am not a fan of that. I like KSL/ASL. BUT for sure i would love to have some foreigners to participate. I am thinking to be like ASL, where tier 4/5 will be replaced with foreigners. Foreigners will be invitation only. I know their chances to cash in are slim to none, but i will pay flight tickets, hotels, food, big party, everything. So it will be nice trip, nice experience + a boost to their streams. If you have any other suggestion, please feel free to let me know, i am open to almost everything.
I would love to have guys like Grrr, Android, Fisheye, Darco, etc but I know it will be pointless for them and not even know if they'll be interested in such a thing. Still, few days free vacantion and a sick party (drinks on me :D ), remebering the good old days, it's something to consider
I am not so dump, i know this whole thing is a massive -EV, burning money.
I am not looking for any returns. However, if somehow we can get any returns (if all the community buy some stupid merch, which they will never wear , some sponsors, youtube, afreeca, donations, GAMIN MONITOAH etc) I promise all will go for season 2. I am not looking for any profits, i will not cash in even $0.01. If somehow we can get any returns so our burn rate is not 100%, i have some friends which maybe, just maybe I can convice to burn some more money for season 2
If you guys have any ideas for other return channels, please let me know.
I am confident that whole thing, even if possible to do, cannot go without afreeca. Not only because players like Flash cannot participate if not in cooboration with afreeca, but for many other reasons.
I hope Tasleless and Artosis will be ok to be commentators, cuz I really like them and laugh a lot with them. Dunno how much they're paid, but I hope to accept some pay cut in the name of BW :D
So that's pretty much it. ASL format, with some invitation only foreigners (of course to be the best F, but it will be good to be with good streams to attract more attention) + maybe top 5 Pro's invitation + others with qualifier tournament. Maybe even few groups bigger than ASL, dunno. You will say guys.
ZZZero.O and Fujikura already contacted me and it looks they are on the team. BUt still looking for a ton more help and suggestions/ideas.
Once again, I am looking for anybody who can help me organise that thing. I have no expirience at all and I know nobody. I can offer only money.