New OSC Supporter Package - Rewards on offer + Support OSC SC2
New OSC Supporter Package
The OSC team are looking for support from our friends in the Starcraft community. Since it's inception, the Oseanic Championship Series in conjunction with our partners has seen the SEA tournament scene develop at a rapid rate, particularly in 2014 where we saw tournaments at 100% growth (155 for the year)!
We are running SEA dedication bonus ($700 + lan sponsorship), paid content writing position ($500+), OSC World Finals ($5000+), special tournaments, (such as $1400 Global All Stars), as well as supporting our regular tournaments Masters Cups, Rising Star, SeaCraft Melee, etc. We have improved graphics ($'s), bigger prizepools, and we don't want to stop there.
It's a lot of work, and has come to the stage where it needs dedicated time daily (OSC updates, admin tasks, communication with players, sponsors, etc). Furthermore a lot of the $'s come from the same few individuals. It's not really sustainable long term. I personally have probably invested more than is financially responsible over the last couple of months. This isn't a money grab idea, OSC is becoming a huge amount of work! To keep growing, we need to create a sustainable ecosystem, that doesn't rely as heavily on a few.
To address these issues, the idea is with a small OSC Subscriber contribution you can show your support to our scene at just $2.50 per week! One less chocolate bar/One less beer at the pub/a couple less songs on iTunes, etc, and the money goes towards supporting the scene It's quite common place for players/casters to have a subscription option on twitch tv (which isn't an option for us), and we feel we have much more to give back in terms of entertainment, competition and rewards. Subscribers are also another way we can potentially market ourselves to prospective sponsors, which in turn will result in further growth.
*If you already consistently contribute money towards a SEA tournament, you can message Eddie for a free Subscription Package
We will provide subscribers with:
Exclusive monthly tournament replays
OSC tournaments feature the best players in the world! GuMiho, TaeJa, Maru, Solar, Life, PiG, Huk, iaguz, etc, etc
2014 OSC Finals replay pack
So many great series to watch/study builds!
Chance to win coaching from the regions best players
Bargain! Great chance to interact and learn from the best
Special Sc2sea subscriber user name colour (after 2 consecutive months)
A nice reward to stand out from the pack, and show off yourself as a SEA supporter (Light Blue)
Customised Sc2sea forum avatar of your choice (after 4 consecutive months)
Team logo? Kpop star? Favourite cartoon/actor? The choice is yours. One approved change per month permitted while subscribed.
Special Sc2sea subscriber user name colour (Light Green) (after 6 consecutive months)
#dedication #passion Legend!
**If you can't wait, and want the 2 month user name colour or forum avatar of your choice straight away, you can donate directly (message eddie) to skip up to that point (eg 4months/$40), then sub to maintain supporter package and continue from there.
***If your subscription stops, you may retain a personalised avatar, but will lose the coloured forum ID - Which reflects an active subscriber/contributor the community.
Chances to win coaching each month from SEA's best:
Each month some of our regions top players have donated 1 hour of coaching, which we shall give away to our supporters. Random draw. 6-8 coaches per month! The players are stepping up to do their part to help build the sustainable ecosystem we need, which in turn equals more tournaments and $ for all.
*May depend upon the individuals availability, and could vary month to month.
It is up to you to organise the session, but we can provide the contact if you require it.
($10 AUD P/M)
Then contact Eddie, state the paypal account you've used, the email you'd like replays sent to, and which race you'd prefer coaching for
You may opt out at any time.
If you want to purchase several months in advance, and skip ahead to some rewards you can contact Eddie, and donate that way. (Specify it's for a supporter package, forum id, email you want replays sent to, etc)
No pressure to subscribe or donate, the choice is yours
If anyone has any other ideas for rewards, please share
More support makes for more great games and more hype ^_^
"and we'll invest more on Bots, as our first Trial bot, the 'NemBotElie' was a huge success, organising tournaments and being part of the Council of mGG. But there are a few bugs in which the bot cannot go past the skill level of a Platinum Protoss." - PaRAnorMaL
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
Sun Tzu 孫子
"If storm finishes I survive, otherwise terran is op" xGKingDelete 2012
When you subscribe let me know which race you'd prefer coaching for. Then all the subscribers will be divided up by race, and randomly drawn to give away the monthly coaching. So if you're a zerg, you'll get a zerg coach.
Yo Eddie, didn't sub cause my paypal never has money in it. But I'm just going to send you some cash to your paypal as a lump sum.
Originally Posted by Eddie
If anyone has any other ideas for rewards, please share
Achievement graphic thats to the left of posts.. Like when you buy Diablo from SC2SEA etc.
And get together with some teams like fray, x5 etc etc to get some sponsor product to give away from time to time. Maybe even ACL can hook up a hoodie or something to give away?
Also might be worth having a lump sum option for all this stuff too?.. Some people have inconsistent finances and aren't always super keen on subbing and signing up for something, ya nam?.. But sometimes they might have a spare fiddy or two they can chuck the sick nerd ballers at OSC.
Well if it's easier for some people, i guess you can buy months in advance. If that's what people want to do. It's not really the direction i wanted to go with this, not a quick money idea, wanted more of a reward/time based system, but i guess we end up at the same place either way. There is also an of issue of skipping ahead of others. But if you want, donation will be easiest process, so can set your own amounts (in increments of $10)
Remember though, that avatar pictures, and other bonuses are part of an ongoing reward system while subscribing. Once you stop/donation total ends, you revert back to standard forum icons.
And don't think $40 straight up and get a sick avatar for good. It's $10 sub to maintain afterwards, and build towards other benefits. So $40 would equal one month of avatar, 4 monthly tries at coaching, and special subscriber user name for 2 months.
So i guess it's for people who can't wait, and want it right now. Doing it this way is a lot trickier and time consuming to work out. (Might set it up if you've been a sub for 12 months, you can keep the avatar if discontinue, as that is a very generous amount of time.)
If you want to purchase several months in advance you can do so here (Specify it's for a supporter package, forum id, email you want replays sent to, etc):
Any ideas for subs user name colour? I was thinking purple.
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