LOL yeah . . . it’s easy to think of us in our own little bubble, and believe me when we were trying to get traction with the WPPR system outside of the US it was EXTREMELY CHALLENGING to get that buy in. The Netherlands as an entire COUNTRY pretty much boycotted support of the system.
Over the years I’ve seen as much passion/interest/desire from international players as I have compared to North American players. I’ll defer to the actual international players on Tilt Forums that can answer better, but I think the issue is availability (certainly once you get outside of Europe and try to give Australia/New Zealand/Japan a fighting chance to be seen as relevant in the WPPR system).
It’s certainly an option, but I would rather focus on the time/money analysis of that initiative and figure out a budget needed to execute it FIRST. At this point we have no idea how much money is coming in, so I’m not sure it’s right to say we’re going to do X, Y and Z without knowing how much that costs and how much revenue we’ve taken in.
For anyone that has been paying attention we actually did change the allocation of the endorsement fees. The original allocation was 75% State, 25% NACS. It’s now 75% State, 20% NACS, 5% IFPA HQ.
What we do with that 5% is NONE OF YOUR F*CKING BUSINESS (j/k). We’re going to use that 5% to cover all the processing fees, but on the off chance there is a surplus we could start coming up with something to do with those funds. Do we pay our volunteers, do we donate to the Replay Foundation, do we run additional events with it, etc.
Perhaps 2019-20 the allocation goes 70% State, 20% NACS, 10% IFPA HQ . . . and we start having an idea of what 10% of the fees will get us, and start designing initiatives to run based on the estimated revenues collected.