Originally Posted by New013
TDs should continue to have the option to run their tourney any way they see fit when it comes to prizes.
...and I think for the foreseeable future they will. Let the free market decide what players want.
This concept seems to bug a lot of people.
Anyway, to the O.P., not every slope is slippery, and I doubt this AmWorlds decision is leading to a "True Amateurism" mandate on lower tiers. Note that it doesn't apply to NTs at all, which are pro-only events.
If there's a change down at the B- and C-tier level, it'll be because TDs tried a different financial structure, and players liked it.