World Record tournament: June 16, $300,000 gtd

    • MJPerry
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      On June 16, players will be competing in a World Record Tournament - a $300,000 guaranteed freezeout with $25,000 going to the winner. The buy-in? Just $1.


      Tournament details

      Name: Guinness World Record Attempt
      Tournament starts: June 16, 17:00 GMT
      Registration starts: Available now
      Prize pool: $300,000 gtd
      Player cap: 225,000 player max

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  • 8 replies
    • thazar
      thazar
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      wow that's a $75K outlay straight up!
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Epic!



      wow that's a $75K outlay straight up!
      Yeah, pretty awesome. Will be one of the few stars tournaments where the guarantee won't get smashed.
    • skaistule93
      skaistule93
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      Why do they need 225k max? If last year record tournament whit 200k max was full meany hours before it started.
    • metza
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      Seems a bit crazy to have a player cap on a tourney that's trying to set a world record.

      Wonder if that's due to technical issues or if they just want to be able to break the record every year...
    • TinoLaan
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      Originally posted by metza
      Seems a bit crazy to have a player cap on a tourney that's trying to set a world record.

      Wonder if that's due to technical issues or if they just want to be able to break the record every year...
      Probably a little bit of both.
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      Originally posted by TinoLaan
      Originally posted by metza
      Seems a bit crazy to have a player cap on a tourney that's trying to set a world record.

      Wonder if that's due to technical issues or if they just want to be able to break the record every year...
      Probably a little bit of both.
      +1
    • thazar
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      I think while trying to break to world record they probably want to test how far they can push their servers. I think we can expect lagging at the time on very large tournies but they will work on the issues as they usually do and make it work!

      kind of a live user testing :)

      the world record is just an excuse IMO
    • Chowchow12
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      There is something else to it with the record attempt and Guinness. My University had wanted the world record for the largest dodge ball game. We had a cap on players. Something must be up with the application where you need to claim and attempt number or something.