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#1 spydervents

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

So a co worker and I were discussing how much money is in the paintball industry. He then asked what is the prize for winning a pro tournament? I have no clue. Do you guys know?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

http://pspevents.com...ries-standings/

I believe it says 1st place in pro division is 10 grand.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Wow that is a lot!!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:13 PM

Not really..

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

Not really..

Exactly correct.

When you factor in entry, paint cost, travel, food, and other expense, they really aren't left with a lot of money, especially when you divide the prize between all of the team members.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Its 10 grand to be split among a whole team and coaches. Its really just enough to pay for travel, entry, paint, etc. (but do keep in mind that some/all pro teams get some/all of this from sponsors). So at most each person would take home maybe 1 grand. And knowing some of the teams that win, they will waste a lot of that partying Sunday night. Tournaments really aren't for the cash prizes.

*the comment above me sums it up. we posted this at the same time and said basically the same thing

Edited by recreationalpb, 15 February 2013 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

basically take all the money you spent preparing for the event (entry + paint), all the money you spent traveling to and from the event, your entry fee, plus paint, plus ID card, and all of your expenses for the past 4 months preparing for the event...

now take 1/4th of that....

that's about what you get for getting first place.

So if you spent $5,000 preparing for the event, first place is usually about $1,200

You can be lucky if you get back 25% of what you spent to win the event.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

basically take all the money you spent preparing for the event (entry + paint), all the money you spent traveling to and from the event, your entry fee, plus paint, plus ID card, and all of your expenses for the past 4 months preparing for the event...

now take 1/4th of that....

that's about what you get for getting first place.

So if you spent $5,000 preparing for the event, first place is usually about $1,200

You can be lucky if you get back 25% of what you spent to win the event.

But also playing professionally don't you usually have a paint sponsor? And sponsors that will pay a big part if not all of entry fee?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

I thought sponsors paid for most of the stuff?




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