Does The Show have money tournaments?

SDS

Just asking, 'cause I really don't know. For sure MUT and FUT have BIG $$ tournaments. It's become the core, and main attraction, of the game for many.

If The Show doesn't...why do you fellow forum folk believe they do not?

And, let's try to be fair and rationale. Not just because "tournaments are dumb and SDS is smart". Offer up some fair and critically thought rationales.

Perhaps our collective responses would be beneficial to the developers moving forward. It's an undeniable fact that EA's tournament presence and the residuals are, likely, more than any marketing mechanism SDS has ever employed.

Hopefully, SDS can work on this aspect of the game that is sorely lacking. But, brothers and sisters of the forum...this is our moment to make a difference. Let's share our thoughts as to why, maybe, The Show are $$ Tourneys are not a thing.

SDS

They actually do, they started $ tournaments back in MLB 19, and have had two this year, the summer circuit, and the ongoing fall circuit. I believe the fall stuff is still in qualifying rounds atm.

SDS

Any links on that? Would like to read up on it.

SDS

Nevermind, I found it. Yeah, appears to be quite a bit different than the EA offerings. In those, players actually make money...sometimes lots and lots.

Evidently, the proceeds in The Show's Tourney are like a charity. From the link - hat will be followed by a playoff and World Series, with money going to various Boys & Girls Clubs in each player’s city.

I assume, don't know for a fact..but it appears, the reason this might be is because they can't conduct it as a cash tourny because it's not a "for real" competitive game. I'm sure there are stipulations, legalize, and what not that come into play in any type of money event. Perhaps The Show doesn't follow the proper level of authenticity? Or, maybe, SDS doesn't endorse money tournaments.
Who knows?

I dunno, but it's pretty cool that ESPN2 might carry some of it. Should be interesting to watch.

SDS

@eelnirad_anglo said in Does The Show have money tournaments?:

Nevermind, I found it. Yeah, appears to be quite a bit different than the EA offerings. In those, players actually make money...sometimes lots and lots.

Evidently, the proceeds in The Show's Tourney are like a charity. From the link - hat will be followed by a playoff and World Series, with money going to various Boys & Girls Clubs in each player’s city.

I assume, don't know for a fact..but it appears, the reason this might be is because they can't conduct it as a cash tourny because it's not a "for real" competitive game. I'm sure there are stipulations, legalize, and what not that come into play in any type of money event. Perhaps The Show doesn't follow the proper level of authenticity? Or, maybe, SDS doesn't endorse money tournaments.
Who knows?

I dunno, but it's pretty cool that ESPN2 might carry some of it. Should be interesting to watch.

Idk where you get your info, but no, it's not like a charity, the winner gets the $, they don't have to donate any of it.

SDS

@eatyum said in Does The Show have money tournaments?:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Does The Show have money tournaments?:

Nevermind, I found it. Yeah, appears to be quite a bit different than the EA offerings. In those, players actually make money...sometimes lots and lots.

Evidently, the proceeds in The Show's Tourney are like a charity. From the link - hat will be followed by a playoff and World Series, with money going to various Boys & Girls Clubs in each player’s city.

I assume, don't know for a fact..but it appears, the reason this might be is because they can't conduct it as a cash tourny because it's not a "for real" competitive game. I'm sure there are stipulations, legalize, and what not that come into play in any type of money event. Perhaps The Show doesn't follow the proper level of authenticity? Or, maybe, SDS doesn't endorse money tournaments.
Who knows?

I dunno, but it's pretty cool that ESPN2 might carry some of it. Should be interesting to watch.

Idk where you get your info, but no, it's not like a charity, the winner gets the $, they don't have to donate any of it.

The charity one I mentioned was a Draft Kings thing a couple months back.

https://dknation.draftkings.com/mlb/2020/4/11/21217785/mlb-the-show-players-tournament-2020-results-standings-video-schedule

SDS

@eelnirad_anglo said in Does The Show have money tournaments?:

@eatyum said in Does The Show have money tournaments?:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Does The Show have money tournaments?:

Nevermind, I found it. Yeah, appears to be quite a bit different than the EA offerings. In those, players actually make money...sometimes lots and lots.

Evidently, the proceeds in The Show's Tourney are like a charity. From the link - hat will be followed by a playoff and World Series, with money going to various Boys & Girls Clubs in each player’s city.

I assume, don't know for a fact..but it appears, the reason this might be is because they can't conduct it as a cash tourny because it's not a "for real" competitive game. I'm sure there are stipulations, legalize, and what not that come into play in any type of money event. Perhaps The Show doesn't follow the proper level of authenticity? Or, maybe, SDS doesn't endorse money tournaments.
Who knows?

I dunno, but it's pretty cool that ESPN2 might carry some of it. Should be interesting to watch.

Idk where you get your info, but no, it's not like a charity, the winner gets the $, they don't have to donate any of it.

The charity one I mentioned was a Draft Kings thing a couple months back.

https://dknation.draftkings.com/mlb/2020/4/11/21217785/mlb-the-show-players-tournament-2020-results-standings-video-schedule

Those aren't the ones I'm talking about, that was a competition of real MLB players going head to head on The Show while real baseball wasn't playing, so of course the money got donated to charity, they are MLB players who make at minimum 500k a year

This is the tournament I am talking about https://compete.playstation.com/en-us/program/mlb-the-show-20-fall-circuit

SDS

Winner gets 15k in the ESL tourneys but the rules are lame afff

SDS

Well, at least they're finally taking the plunge. Should be interesting.

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