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What are the terms to win the watch?  Does it go to the winner of each race, or is it something else (like a random draw)?

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1 hora atrás, Commandant Mitchell disse:

I think there is a watch to win by category.

It's good to put prizes on bigger races ... when real cash prizes?

Does VR think about it?

Years ago, from 2008 to 2012 (or a little more), there were cash prizes (which for a Brazilian participant, like me, was a very good solution). However, VR has shifted to awards such as sailing on one of today's best sailboats from Nice, for example. So I ended up discouraging, because VR did not pay the trip from Brazil to France (round trip) nor the stay. They seem to forget that there are participants from other countries, not just French. I even won prizes in euros and more from extra sponsors in my races. I do not think VR will reward with money again. With the current scheme, prizes that need to be taken in France, it's impossible and no interest for me. A prize watch is already a breakthrough and gives more motivation.

Roberto (ex Ondazul BRA and Curupira VIII, and also RevistaNautica, 5th overall in Volvo Ocean Race Game 2011-12)

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Roberto,

I don't remember that VR gave cash price..and I started in 2008 on VR.

But maybe I missed an episode ..!

Anyway it would be nice to think about it because it is done on more and more games now.

In 2017, the competitive video game market offered $ 150 million in cash prize money. By 2020, this market could be around $ 1.5 billion

My son has just joined a company that works in this market. A platform that offers amateur players to become professionals

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32 minutos atrás, Commandant Mitchell disse:

Roberto,

I don't remember that VR gave cash price..and I started in 2008 on VR.

But maybe I missed an episode ..!

Anyway it would be nice to think about it because it is done on more and more games now.

In 2017, the competitive video game market offered $ 150 million in cash prize money. By 2020, this market could be around $ 1.5 billion

My son has just joined a company that works in this market. A platform that offers amateur players to become professionals

Yes, some races gave money for prizes. I remember one, Velox 5 Oceans, I won the third leg (from Montevideo to Charleston), and get some money (in euros, maybe 1.000). Besides, got a VIP signature to one British weather channel for one year (300 libras). I won others races too, but cant remember the prizes. But there were prizes. Volvo gaves a Volvo car to 1th, a super watch to 2th and a VIP travel to Monza  (all payd, including trip). Unfortunally, I was 2th until leg 6, when I had problems in leg 7 with my conexion (and bugs from the game interface, it was not VR). But I tell you, to receive prizes (I was many times in TOP 10 in many VR races with different boats name) always was a pain, because I live in Brasil.  Besides, I got sponsors to race. I am back to racing regattas now, everything is diferent in the game interface, wiil be not easy get back to my old skills, anyway, hope you are right, in the future comes some prizes in money like must be.

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malheureusement aucune motivation de la part de VR 

5 montres à gagner au tirage au sort ,donc Sans option ou avec option c'est pareil chacun à la même chance 

tu es classé premier tu ne gagnes rien ,tu es classé 9000 tu gagnes une montre

merci VR de motiver les gens par l'octroi des prix au premiers 

 

Regards

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C’est bien aussi de faire participer tout le monde, en plus c’est le sponsor qui offre ces cadeaux, et donc, décide des modalités pour les gagner et non pas VR.

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Il y a 3 heures, Thulha a dit :

C’est bien aussi de faire participer tout le monde, en plus c’est le sponsor qui offre ces cadeaux, et donc, décide des modalités pour les gagner et non pas VR.

L'un n'empêche pas l'autre.

VR doit bien sur rester un jeu ouvert à tous...mais sur les grosses courses...les cash price mettent un peu de piment pour ceux qui aiment la compétition.

Il en faut pour tous les goûts ! 

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Le 07/10/2019 à 17:54, Commandant Mitchell a dit :

Roberto,

I don't remember that VR gave cash price..and I started in 2008 on VR.

But maybe I missed an episode ..!

Anyway it would be nice to think about it because it is done on more and more games now.

In 2017, the competitive video game market offered $ 150 million in cash prize money. By 2020, this market could be around $ 1.5 billion

My son has just joined a company that works in this market. A platform that offers amateur players to become professionals

Hugues F. , vainqueur du Vendée Globe 2008 virtuel a, me semble t-il, gagné 10.000€

www.www.letelegramme.fr/sports/voile/vendee-globe-l-autre-vainqueur-06-02-2009-239158.php

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Il y a 10 heures, Commandant Mitchell a dit :

Visiblement VR a changé de stratégie par la suite !

Pas complètement, j'ai l'impression, je crois bien avoir vu quelque part que le meilleur mondial sur le jeu de inshore gagnera 10000 dollars, mais je sais plus ou

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