Buy In Tournament Idea

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Aeroblacktyl

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So how would a buy-in tournament sound? Of course this gurantees there would be no newbs/nubs since they prob can't join, but if everyone got a paypal account, payed 5 bucks in to like chaos or someone, and have a 32 man tournament like that. That means nobody won't slack off since there's money involved. Winner can get whole pop or we split pot everyone such as winner gets half, second place gets half of whats left and so on.

Thoughts and ideas?!
 
Downside is it'd kind of encourage defensive play, especially if there was a gsc version of it. But hey I like betting so >_>
 

Syberia

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Doesn't sound like a bad idea, however I agree with Chris that everything would be defensive.

However, then I'd be forced to learn how to use PayPal, and god knows we don't want that.
 
5 dollars isnt gonna kill you GP. Sounds interesting.. although I dont have a paypal account so I guess chaos will get a 5 dollar bill in the mail.
 
Riou said:
meh, i guess you're right. but i could stretch 5 bucks to make like....3 meals. :(
Yeah dude when you are living on your own $5 is a lot of fucking money. That is like 2 cans of tuna and some crackers to go with them.

Anyway, on-topic: I don't know about this idea. Oh god, how would it be to lose like $150 on a critical hit.
 

Giga Punch

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Yea this really isn't exactly a horrible idea but the concept is a bit effy as well as the fact that zero is correct.
Losing like $200 to a ch would be gay. I mean with other smogon tours you are just normally losing nothing, in this tour you lose $5 minimum and or a much higher amount because someone likes to predict those freezes and fps.

Also no pay pal for me =/
 

Jackal

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is canadian money accepted ;__;

It is a good idea but I cannot see it happening
 

zfs

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losing 200 on a ch is better than losing 300 on a dealer pulling a six card 21
 

skarm

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losing $200 on a critical hit is better than losing a trip to japan for two all expenses paid due to fly rayquaza.

I'd do it easily.
 

Sonuis

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No thanks. This isn't a gamble I really wouldn't like to use.

P.S.: International travel tax.
 

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Cool idea, but there might be a lack in paypal accounts (like me no account but I have the resources to get one, I just never needed to)

lol Skarm
 
hell I'm 100% in support, finally get to play some matches that are really worth it


EDIT: Since most people are stressin' over 5 bucks, why not grant 2nd and 3rd place winners?
 

Giga Punch

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Eh only 16 people I would prefer this be at least 32 man thing.

But yea I'm in support for this...
 
That's way too much of a hassle for me, I think. :( I would join if it were easier for me to pay. I think the money should be more of a symbolism, say, $1, so the people who think $5 is too much would join.
 
First start of real "proffesional" Pokemon Battling?

I would be in ,if there is a possibility also for european players ..and paypal is meh =(

hm..5$ = ~3,85 €

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