With the move to Prague and the goal of making it a bigger and better contest I am honestly looking forward to watching the stream live. Hopefully part of the bigger and better deals with adding additional bandwidth to the stream for us poor fools that are stuck at home.
Now for the question? Have the powers that be announced what the cash prizes are for the contest yet? It is coming up in just over a month and all I have been able to find is that there will be “awards”.
While I am not at a competitive level I whole heartedly approve of throwing cash at the winners of these contests. It will get more player interested in contests and bring recognition of the hobby to a wider audience. I know that the Triple Crown and the new Duncan IYYC (Duncan announced $17500 total in cash prizes) have not been shy about announcing big cash prizes and past Worlds contest have also had cash prizes along with goodie bags for the winners. I am hoping the new venue and contests heads lead to an even bigger cash pot this year for yoyos version of the Super Bowl. That could make for a great incentive to attend in Prague and hopefully give a bigger and better turn out in Tokyo in 2015.