Question for Serious Gamers

Would you pay £50 to enter a competition on say Call of Duty 4 with 25 other people if you could win £500 of computer stuff for winning?

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i wouldnt although it depends on if you trust them.

is it a private comp? if so there £1250 going into the pot and only £500 worth of prizes where goes the other £750 go?

As above ^^^^^^

go for it, life is to short¬!

mind you if you have doubt then don't! :santa:

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Lol

I think I trust myself

Sorry should have explained better


I'm just looking into what people think of these sort of competitions
only put the main prize on here to see if people would pay and play for it because no one wants to come second *There would be other prizes* and also have to factor in renting a hall, location, tv's etc.

i wouldn't pay £50
I would happily pay £10 - £20 but the prize is ****

Original Poster

Thanks everyone so far for their views, keep them coming the more I get the better informed I can be.

depends, have to be careful.... i've encountered a lot of yanks "bridging" on COD over the past week or so so its an unfair advantage for cheatin f**ks

Original Poster

Yeah I was just getting a general idea of what people thought

If I ever decided to go further *Pretty much doubt it*

I'd probably make it a local game over Lan

What's bridging MM?

Depends what the prize was,but yes i would enter becuse i would kick a**e

sadiebabes

What's bridging MM?



Without going into major detail its a way gamers (mostly mouth american kids) configure there internet connection so they can play an online match in real time while an opponents suffer lag so its a hell of a lot easier for them to win.

Its easily spotted in COD due to the kill cam, if you are suffering lag but watch a reply of your death on the kill cam and there is no lag present then they're probably cheating.

For people who used to do this in Halo, Bungie set up the "whaaaaaaambulance" where they banned people they caught cheating from matchmaking, its funny cos on bungie.net theres a section showing all messages and emails from people who've been banned and there excuses, they fully deserve it

Several years ago a friend of mine staged a Pro Evo competition at college where everyone entered £5 into a pot. It ran for three days and it was very popular overall. £50 seems rather excessive for a COD4 competition, especially with the unfair advantages provided by different ping times.

Original Poster

I thought £50 for 25 people to have a chance of winning £500 wasn't too bad personally I mean I could lower the price but then you have to either up the amount of people who can enter or lower the prize because at £20 x 25 =£500 so no one else would get anything and that's just if it was done online.

MinstrelMan

Without going into major detail its a way gamers (mostly mouth american … Without going into major detail its a way gamers (mostly mouth american kids) configure there internet connection so they can play an online match in real time while an opponents suffer lag so its a hell of a lot easier for them to win.Its easily spotted in COD due to the kill cam, if you are suffering lag but watch a reply of your death on the kill cam and there is no lag present then they're probably cheating.




Ahhh thanks MM I've seen that a lot when my hubby's been playing! Rep left xx

For the ping complainers its simple, run it at a venue - LAN event get sponsorship and prizes all cool.

BTW this was a question for Serious gamers.

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lol you dont have to be a gamer to know that £50 is excessive when the grand prize is £500 I would pay £15 max personally for a tournament and would only do it over a LAN

also halo 3 ftw

Proximo

lol you dont have to be a gamer to know that £50 is excessive when the … lol you dont have to be a gamer to know that £50 is excessive when the grand prize is £500 I would pay £15 max personally for a tournament and would only do it over a LANalso halo 3 ftw



Well I would pay the £50 because I said a SERIOUS gamer, if you're confident in your gaming ability then its not a problem, those that aren't serious don't enter.

It'll be small winnings playing Poker with you Mr big time. :-D :-D :whistling: :w00t:

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lumoruk

£50 gets you a chance to win a Ferrari at Heathrow or Gatwick I forget … £50 gets you a chance to win a Ferrari at Heathrow or Gatwick I forget which last time I looked.



Well as long as the odds are 25-1 I will say fair point...

As above i would only pay to play if it was over a LAN network, then at least you can keep your on the "others"

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Alfonse

Well I would pay the £50 because I said a SERIOUS gamer, if you're … Well I would pay the £50 because I said a SERIOUS gamer, if you're confident in your gaming ability then its not a problem, those that aren't serious don't enter. It'll be small winnings playing Poker with you Mr big time. :-D :-D :whistling: :w00t:


Fair point, I guess it just seems with competitions in general the initial amount you pay to winnings ratio is usually expected to be more then 1:10

multiplay.co.uk/i33/

Xbox Halo3

The i-Series LANS are awesome, 80quid for the weekend for pure gaming and frag fest.

£50 is too steep.

Make the initial entry cheaper but with more particapants. Set up a lan game somewhere (rent a function room) and give away one big prize, but have other smaller prizes (ie. custom painted controllers). You may even be able to get some sponsors.

Make it a knockout contest so it wittles down to the best of the best.

lumoruk

£50 gets you a chance to win a Ferrari at Heathrow or Gatwick I forget … £50 gets you a chance to win a Ferrari at Heathrow or Gatwick I forget which last time I looked.



£20 at manchester.... personally I'd go for the DB9
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