Gauging interesting in a Low Stakes League...

@dylan · Biff
May 28, 2019, 9:05am PDTEdited

So, for those unaware, there's a High Stakes League that has been running for several seasons, where 10-20 of us throw away $50 each season to a much happier winner. It's proven fun for us degenerates, but sometimes is difficult to find enough takers.


However, the success of the Beatdown league (wait, people like big, big money?!) led to some talk of a lower stakes league. Beatdown manager to get thousands to enter. Think of a melding between the two - a short-term league with a low cost to enter ($10 or $20?), but if we were to get even 100 people at $10 a pop, a sweet $1000 winner-take-all format for 4-6 weeks of "work."


[Note: current setup is 80%/15%/5% split amongst 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. With 50 players, this would be $400/$75/$25 payouts.]


If there's enough interest, I'm willing to host and administer. If you're game, join the league and comment in the Welcome post. I think I'll set the minimum limit for players at 50; with that many, we'll begin 6/7 with a 6-week league.


League: https://fantasymovieleague.com/league/43679
PW: penniesfromheaven

25 Replies

  • Reply #1

    Why not a payout ratio? Perhaps 1:10 for a very top heavy league and 1:5 for a "better odds" league?

    @jcaballeros92 · Jon's Great 8
    May 28, 2019, 9:09am PDT
  • Reply #2

    Why not a payout ratio? Perhaps 1:10 for a very top heavy league and 1:5 for a "better odds" league?


    I'm not sure I understand. How are you defining those terms?

    @dylan · Biff
    May 28, 2019, 9:11am PDT
  • Reply #3

    Hey you should talk to Phil about this, he runs some pretty large scale bracket pools and betting contests. I'd be down, good luck!

    @protagonist · The Force A-Nathan-s
    May 28, 2019, 9:13am PDT
  • Reply #4

    Why not a payout ratio? Perhaps 1:10 for a very top heavy league and 1:5 for a "better odds" league?

    I'm not sure I understand. How are you defining those terms?


    I guess I take for granted while bowling competitively. Bowlers don't tend to like winner-take-all. A payout ratio of 1:10 would be, if taking 100 players at $10, the top ten get paid, first probably getting $350. 10th earning $30.

    @jcaballeros92 · Jon's Great 8
    May 28, 2019, 9:17am PDT
  • Reply #5

    I'd be interested

    @aliehskaye · aliehskaye's Cineplex
    May 28, 2019, 9:21am PDT
  • Reply #6

    Why not a payout ratio? Perhaps 1:10 for a very top heavy league and 1:5 for a "better odds" league?

    I'm not sure I understand. How are you defining those terms?I guess I take for granted while bowling competitively. Bowlers don't tend to like winner-take-all. A payout ratio of 1:10 would be, if taking 100 players at $10, the top ten get paid, first probably getting $350. 10th earning $30.


    I'm not totally closed to it, but I can say that a large part of the appeal for me is the larger payout to the winner(s), so I wouldn't want to dilute that too much. But if that's more in line with what everyone wants, maybe a 1:20 ratio? ;)

    @dylan · Biff
    May 28, 2019, 9:24am PDT
  • Reply #7

    I'm in!

    @jakthird · jakthird (R)
    May 28, 2019, 9:26am PDT
  • Reply #8

    I'm in.

    @jcaballeros92 · Jon's Great 8
    May 28, 2019, 9:29am PDT
  • Reply #9

    Bumpity

    @dylan · Biff
    May 29, 2019, 10:39am PDT
  • Reply #10

    Count me in

    @bbh · BBH
    May 29, 2019, 4:46pm PDT
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