Originally Posted by Rubeus
A flight to China costs about 1700 dollars. For a US team that's 8500 dollars average. I am going to assume that the 32,000 combined purse is divided among the top 3 finishers.
If they give 16,000 to the winners, 10,000 to 2nd, and 6,000 to third. That means they need at least 2nd place to at least get some profit.. but then you include hotel costs, food, and travel expenses to and from the place. The profit margin is pretty low. Even if I was on CLG or something and felt we had a good chance I still don't see how it makes sense to go.
More power to them I guess but that's just too much money to spend imho.
You seriously think their sponsors and of all, Riot, are cheap enough to not pay for their given expenses? And besides, you can get a gourmet dinner there with fine dine for 5 US dollars.