Where do the funds come from? If you charged a small number of coins to watch the streams (maybe without ads/with better experience), could you potentially up the prize and create more exciting games with better players? Also, did you consider trying to make it more professional for viewers? I quite enjoyed watching the Blizzard matches played with the alpha builds, they were well directed, had decent commentary, etc. It's probably not enough to just record the matches, good commentating (ideally with two commentators so they can have a real discussion) and good directing are worth paying for.
We are sponsored by the lovely company Crypto x Change
, that's where the fund come from
. SC2BTc are planing on putting up tournament where you pay to join and the total paid adds to the prize pool, they are also working on a lot of other systems to get a good prize pool without anyone funding it.
We will make our best to get more professional, we had a 720p HD stream last time. To stream in 1080p take a lot of expensive hardware as well as a very fast internet, we are working on getting a streamer which can provide this but as it's very few that have the requirements to stream at this quality we have not yet found anyone.
Our current sponsors are two up and coming casters that are still learning how to cast, there for they are not perfect and sometime gets a bit of topic. I am sure as they get better the quality of the casting will increase.
We could offer a VIP service with higher quality streaming/casts in the future but this is expensive to setup but it can be something we could aim for. To offer such a service it would have to be really ace as a lot of the tournament offer very good free streams, for watchers to pay to watch it had to be a really top to notch stream they would pay for.
Thank you for the feedback we will do our best to improve our service