Originally Posted by Fat Zog
Uhhh what rofl
The trip to japan was worth over $5000 on its own. They've even removed the consoles this time, after downgrading them last year.
As for the trouble with the holidays, that wasn't with the airline, it was with TPCI claiming that the prize was only part of the money towards a holiday when it wasn't.
So no, these prizes are awful, we've been downsized again and Europeans especially have been shat on from a great height.
Do you know how much $3500 pays for at a British university? It doesn't even cover 2 months of tuition fees. Some Europeans don't even have to pay for university, so it's pretty much $3500 of nothing. Unless there's some way to make the money useful, it's an awful prize for people not in tertiary education.
This is our World Championships grand prize. TCG US nationals has $5000 lol that's ridiculous. Bit of proportion, please? But whatever, I'm not surprised. The only reason I still play competitive Pokémon is that I'm really good at it. And it's a lot of fun just showing up.
Oh, well, I wouldn't know how much it's worth at a collage. I was just thinking anything to help with that would be good. I wish they would give out 3DS' again this year though. I'm still super excited for worlds, but when you put it in perspective like that it isn't much. Maybe they'll have better prizes next year :/.