this is a great idea for a 1v1.
I agree. I've been thinking a bit about this and here's what i think:
Make it a regular 1on1 tournament, Duelmania like.
If you wanna play, you gotta pay
Through paypal, you pay whatever you want, minimum 1â‚¬ - maximum 20â‚¬ - The destination will be a regular paypal account that will be used to transfer the prize money to the winners. I think the top 3 / top 5 are the ideal to win â‚¬â‚¬ - that way the winner/2nd place would earn a reasonable amount of money, raising the tournament's general interest.
Everyone should have an individual paypal account. Its fairly easy to make one - but if you have irl quake friends ofc you can gather and use the same paypal account for more than one person, just contact the admins and say "those 20â‚¬ from account xxx are from player a,b and c".
If the average payment per player is 5â‚¬ and 100 players joined the comp, that would be 500â‚¬ - im being a bit optimistic here i guess. Impressive nonetheless.
1st 350â‚¬ 2nd 100â‚¬ 3rd 50â‚¬
Now the probable flamewar against this idea: The average player can say, and he's right:
"im gonna pay 5â‚¬ to play 2 games, 40min? that sucks, im not in!"
Well, this is a valid argument. I thought of something to minimize this: How about a second, paralel tournament? Kinda a "UEFA cup", were the losers up to round X from the "Champions Cup" are redirected? To play the uefa cup you have to be signed on Champions. Once again, a regular 1on1 tournament, with no prizes. Taking the example from ztndm3 showndown
only players who drop the champions until round 4 of the loosers bracket can join the uefa.
Now this is just an alternative, since players pay, we gotta give him what they want. that is to play! And ofc, proper coverage, experienced admins, good advertise to non-qw sites.
The advantages of trying something like this are more than the dissavantages. If we could get a decent amount of signups, imagine the visibility and the interest towards this tournament. And the elite players finally have an opportunity to earn something with qw and have their name on the top gaming sites. (Well, besides dreamhack)
The admins/ commentators to earn some cash for their hard work? Since this would be a "big" thing, these guys have extra work in newswriting, match previews and reviews and so on. I think they should get some extra motivation.
I have some specific ideas for the tournament itself, but first thing's first.
A tournament like this could start in October or November or something.
edit: that amount of prize money could motivate some comebacks. dag, def, pietro, reload
, just to name a couple