We always have to make sure that we're doing right by the Goat Format community, which is why we open up our big ideas for feedback before they're implemented. Please read our proposal and give us your thoughts.
During our last survey, the main feedback that we got was that players wanted a free and no-strings-attached way to play in Goat Format tournaments that awarded money to the top finisher. After that, we ran a free $20 tournament as an experiment to see how players would like it. The feedback that we got was quite positive. In fact, there were no complaints about how the tournament was run.
In order to be able to grow the Goat Format community while not going broke ourselves, we'd like to alternate each month between a free tournament, followed by one only available to donors via Patreon. There will, however, be alternate ways to qualify for the big Patreon tournament. Read on for more details and the survey.
Proposed Goat Format Tournaments
GoatFormat.com Open Championship
GoatFormat.com Patreon Championship
Proposed Patreon Tiers
Entrant Tier: $3 per month or 1 article/video per month
Loyalist Tier: $5 per month or 2 articles/videos per month
VIP Tier: $10 per month or 3 articles/videos per month
*In other words, if you wanted to participate in the Patreon Championship on August 1st, you would have needed to have paid into our Patreon for June and July. It's effectively $6 per tournament to enter.
**The term "bye priority" refers to the fact that, in a double elimination tournament, first-round byes must be awarded if the number of entrants in the tournament is not exactly a power of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, etc). Rather that award these byes randomly, we would award them to the highest Patreon tiers first.