Think Quick is looking to add another type of event to our regular show match series. This new event will feature only the top foreign players from our discord who have agreed to participate, namely:
Bonyth, Cross, Dandy, Dewalt, Dragon, kogeT, OyA, Stryker, Sziky, TerrOru, Trutacz and vOddy
4 Protoss, 4 Terran and 4 Zerg representatives. Each race will be equally present in all games
For now, we are calling our event the Best of the Best Show Match Tour.
[Nota bene: Tour has two meanings, namely a journey/tour (i.e., around the world where the players reside) and a short hand reference to tournament]
This event is an invitation only round robin tournament with a projected minimum prize pool of $2000 to which donations will be added to. Twelve of the best foreign players will likely face-off against each other in a five-game-format (e.g., 5:0 or 4:1 possible) over the course of a season. There will be 330 games in total on five different maps, including two newer (comfortable) maps by foreign ASL/Ladder mapper Freakling.
Which player(s) from which race(s) and region(s) of the world will prove to be the best of the best by gathering the most single game wins and claiming the largest share(s) of the prize pool?
Our unique and equitable prize allocation system make it so that every single game won by a player will count towards his final standing in the tournament and earned income. In this way, each player will be able to claim prize money by winning one or more games regardless of whether he won entire showmatches or placed in the top four at the end. This means that three or four players in this tournament will not be able to grab all the prize money for themselves. This is a completely new and fair way of compensating contestants. Suffice to say the reaction from the above players to our model has been overwhelmingly positive.
Players accrue points based on the number of games they have won throughout the season. Each time a player wins a game, one point is awarded. Up to 330 points will be up for grabs over the course of the season. At the end, the number of points determines a player’s ranking within the tournament as well as his share of the total prize. The player’s prize claim is determined by dividing his points by the total number of points available.
The tournament and prize structure are complex and described here so you can see how everything works. New tables will be produced soon to show prize amounts for $2000+ prize pools. Simply put, the more donations we receive above our minimum prize pool, the more every single player will be compensated for his won games. So there will be no losers, at least financially speaking!
With this event, we want to reward our past S rank showmatch participants, financially compensate them for winning all of their games in our new style round robin tournament and help settle the score between them via a long play-off-format (five games!). In this global show match tournament, a 2-0 or 2-1 victory from your favourite player will simply not be enough! Every single game will matter and can bring in money to the player.
I will announce the final details and provide a donation link once we have everything in order. The preplayed matchups will be streamed/casted by us in a new way after the New Year. There might be some live match ups. Replays will be sold and all money will go toward prize pool for the benefit of players. Players might not stream their games on their channels.
Please join our discord if you have any suggestions or comments: https://discord.gg/B6kncux
Also check out here all the prize 1v1, 2v2, FFA and 1v2 regular show matches we have streamed in the past with an open cast invite to community members. We spent thousands of dollars in a matter of months on these regular events so please check some of them out.
Original post has been edited to reflect new changes.