Quote from Asterix on the 17th of October 2016:
Hopefully the premium fees cover a good portion of it. Otherwise, CG is funding a good chunk of the prize pool in the hope that the EU site builds up for future seasons. Plus with things like this tons of teams join in the first week.
We heavily rely on word of mouth for sign ups in general.
Exactly my point. I'm not paying premiums on the EU site for my money to go towards a CSGO tournament. COD2/COD4 are the main games on the EU site and while I don't have anything against bringing in new games and ladders I feel like the money generated by the community should prioritize the main community interest. I don't know about Australia but in Europe CSGO and COD are two completely different communities.