The NPL has announced that it will be supporting the new teams in the league by offsetting costs and having an optimal revenue sharing model. They will be doing this through profit-sharing with the teams and league-branded digital items, direct support of team operating costs, and event sponsorship. The goal will be to lower the barrier of entry for their players as they grow the league and the scene itself.
“We are nothing without our teams and players, so it’s critical that we develop these programs to support our competitive scene and help teams build their brands.” – CMO, Richard kwon
This comes with confirmation that the league will be helping with costs like travel, housing, and local transportation. The teams will also have items associated with their teams where 25% of the sales will go directly to the team. They will also be helping to create regional events and adding money to increase the prize pools while giving away in-game items specific to the events in which the teams will earn 25% of the sales on those items as well.
All-in-all the league is attempting to make it easier on the teams and the players in the league to not only make money but, also want to stick around. With the rumors as to why major organizations like FlyQuest and OpTic Gaming were leaving the scene, it seems as though the NPL is wanting to make sure a situation that doesn’t happen again.
For season 1 it will be interesting to see if other orgs join or if the new ones stay around with this policy. There are leagues that just do revenue sharing and do not provide for basic necessities. The hope for PUBG Corp is that they do not repeat what happened to the H1Z1 League.
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