Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:56 AM
A few points:
1) The tiers are based mostly on team/region representation and not at all on size or prize money.
Fire in Ice 2007, DH Summer 2008, and Spring Cup had teams from differents regions of the world attending (willing to interpret Russia as an Asian team in some EuroLAN situations due to the continent and their general difficulty in obtaining visas). Since the point scale is heavily weighted in the top 4, I don't see a problem with these events being B tier. I would have seen dreamhack this summer as a C tier if EG had not attended since most of the participants were Scandanavia. Likewise had MYM not attended FnI, then that would have been a C tier event.
2) I don't think anyone will ever reach the top of the list in points off of regional events (C tier events especially). Right now as I see things developing there will be 1 or 2 A tier events each year, 3-4 B tier, and 3-4 C tier. The C tier will develop as information is better received from various regions (asian especially). At it stands right now 1 A tier = 2 B tier = 5 C tier.
3) Once we have data for at least two year, some form of a point decay system will be enforced.
4) This system is structured for franchises over players (SK, MYM, EG, VP, etc). Getting too caught up in the fact that a single player makes a team is dangerous. A team's worth is the whole and not the sum of its parts.