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Default Is it ethical for pros to play in their local tournaments?

And claim the winning spoil.With the season done the question came to mind. Seems like the opposite of sandbagging.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:08 AM
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:18 AM
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Where is the line? Someone who has played a tour event? Cashed at a tour event? This year? Ever? Aren't all MPO players pros? The top 10? 50? ranked can only play?
I don't understand the question being about ethics... can a pro play in the pro division? um... why not?

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Old 10-30-2019, 12:22 AM
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At a local C-tier, is there an MPO division? If so, no problem.

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:32 AM
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If a pro plays in their legit pro division how this even a question? Tournaments WANT the best pros possible showing up and playing open don't they?

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This is a "problem" that is usually solved by opportunity cost. That is, when someone has to make a choice between two (or more) mutually-exclusive options, the cost of choosing one thing is the loss of the other things.

In this case, a red-hot tip-top touring pro who chooses to play a C-tier for that sweet, sweet no-cash-added payout is missing the opportunity to play a B-tier, A-tier, or better on the same weekend which has added cash, more prestige, a bonus payout from their sponsor, a YouTube bonus from their sponsor, and so on.

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This is a "problem" that is usually solved by opportunity cost. That is, when someone has to make a choice between two (or more) mutually-exclusive options, the cost of choosing one thing is the loss of the other things.

In this case, a red-hot tip-top touring pro who chooses to play a C-tier for that sweet, sweet no-cash-added payout is missing the opportunity to play a B-tier, A-tier, or better on the same weekend which has added cash, more prestige, a bonus payout from their sponsor, a YouTube bonus from their sponsor, and so on.
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And claim the winning spoil.With the season done the question came to mind. Seems like the opposite of sandbagging.
There is no 'problem'. Anybody can play anything they are eligible for. My guess is you played a tournament and got rightfully bested by someone better than you.

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