First of all stop talking like Europe has it so bad when they have it by far the best right now. Europe as a whole gets 20 invites, with the chance to attend multiple Nationals. America gets 4 invites and Japan only gets 2 and had to suffer through a very poor online qualification tournament. The trip to Japan was not worth more than $5000. It was worth exactly $5000. Anything over $5000 you had to pay for. Which you then had to pay taxes on. Which you had to endure a travel agent arranging the trip at inflated prices. This year is obviously a transition year, and having scholarships as prizes is a step in the right direction. I have been in the past and still am disappointed with the way things have gone, but this is one of the things they are doing right. We are still just a side event for TCG so it's expected that they have much better prizes.