After the first two weeks of the new daily Rank S prizepool installment, after ESEA and FACEIT found themselves in a war of prizepools for the professional PUG scene, it's become clear that FACEIT may have won the pro's hearts, but there are still big winners to be found in Rank S.
The differing factor in prizepool distribution for the two platforms is the appearance of a weekly prizepool. FACEIT has been paying out $850 daily and $5,200 weekly, totaling $11,150 on a weekly basis, while ESEA's $1750 daily, with no weekly prizepool, totals out to $12,250 meaning an additional $1,100 is up for grabs.
With very few of the pro scene taking notice, MDL players have been scooping up large amounts of money over these past two weeks.
The top ten earners over this time are:
|1.||Randy "smiley" Sandoval||$2,675|
|2.||Derrick "LILMAN" Boyne||$2,136|
|3.||Jeff "REZU" Ngo||$2,025|
|4.||Matthew "no_one" Congdon||$1,870|
|5.||Marian "tyfoon" Lesnic||$1,716|
|6||Ben "ben1337" Smith||$1,550|
|7.||Jake "kaboose" McDonald||$1,495|
|8.||Anthony "vanity" Malaspina||$1,150|
|9.||Ryan "ryann" Welsh||$1,100|
|10.||Derek "desi" Branchen||$1,025|
Despite the high payouts, ESEA has still struggled to garner the userbase they might have originally hoped for by increasing their prize pools, managing only four matches in the past four days while FACEIT's FPL continues to thrive.
On the other hand, Rank G has found a resurgence with 73 matches being played over that same span of time, regardless of the fact that it only features a weekly prizepool. These are the five winners of last week's Rank G pool:
|1.||David "J0LZ" Jolin||$600|
|2.||Andy "devastation" Parr||$350|
|3.||Justin "FaNg-JC" Coakley||$250|
|5.||Chris "Slash" Petersen||$125|