I’m not sure too many people are aware of this, but the current standard in giant football majors on Draft Kings awards 30% of the field, and only awards 5% to first place.
Majors with this payout:
500k GTD $5 Flea Flicker
500k GTD $9 Slant
100k GTD $27 No Huddle (3 entry max)
100k GTD $100 Hot route (6% to first)
100k GTD $50 Chop Block
100k GTD $12 Hail Mary
100k GTD $2 Safety
200k GTD $5 Nickel (3 entry max)
200k GTD $1 First Down (EXTRA SPECIAL NOTE: $5000 TO FIRST PLACE, that is 2.5% folks)
100k GTD $3 (3 entry max) (Another special note: 3% aka $3000 to first)
100k GTD 25 cent quarter arcarde 2% to first place…
This isn’t just a few tournaments… this is the majority of Draftkings huge field guaranteed Sunday majors.
I think it is fine to leave a few select micro majors with these structures such as any beginner tournaments, the quarter arcade, and maybe 1 or 2 other random $1 tournaments. But this is an absolute colossal waste of these amazing prizepools.
Let’s get the standard 10% to first payout structure back for these majors.
Then in the absolutely amazing and unprecedented new $3, 5 million guarantee, there is $1 million to 1st
9th AND 8th get $7500,
6th for $10,000,
5th for $15,000,
4th $25,000, 3rd $50,000, 2nd $100,000.
Just so this fully sinks in for everybody; this is a 5 mil guarantee $3 with 1.9 million entrants, and you’re getting $25,000 for 4th place out of 1.9 million entrants.
You might be wondering to yourself “Hmm.. where is the rest of the 5 million prize pool going with these unbelievably weak 2-9th payouts?” Draft Kings is still paying out almost 30% of this field with this ridiculous first prize…
You can tell your friends “Hey guys I got 7th out of nearly 2 million entrants in a $3 tournament, guess how much money I won? Nope not $100k, it was actually $7500..” DK has this amazing tournament and decides to hybrid it with a 50/50 structure and absolutely destroy the greatness of what this tournament could and should be.
People entering this tournament understand is a gamble, they know they aren’t entering a 50/50. AT MOST we should see a 15% of field paid structure in order to preserve a semi-respectable final table payout.
Can we agree upon this? It’s really not asking a ton… 10% to first has been the standard in tournaments for a long time successfully.
I’m not totally sure how petitions work but if you agree with what’s been said here please reply “Aye Aye”