Mailbag: TCT Cash Prizes, Advanced Analytics

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Q: Since cash prizes are in the news: what’s it worth to USAU or ultimate teams to award this kind of money at supposedly major TCT events? Split across rosters (and especially weighed against how much it costs to be an elite travel team) it’s just not that much money, and would have to be a LOT more money to feel like a genuine incentive in its own right. Is there value to either side here to having at least a small cash honorarium for winners, or is that money better spent on, I don’t know, some cool $3000 field site amenity at Nationals?

– Mags C.

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  1. Charlie Eisenhood
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    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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