Let’s say that a new tournament emerged in the US in a location where most people would have to fly halfway across the country to attend. Let’s also suppose that a large amount of cash was added to the prizepool. Instead of throwing out a random number, let’s just assume that the prizepool was made to be 3-5x higher than it would otherwise be through entry fees.
The question: how many players (who would otherwise have not attended) would attend solely based on this extra money in the prizepool?
(This is just a thought experiment. I’ve been involved in this debate enough times now that I’m wondering if I’m on the wrong side of it, so I thought I’d see what others think.)