Prize Hoppers each specify one of the following formulas for dividing up their Bitcoins, based on each player's Score in the containing Tournament's Game Set. In PvE Game Sets, a score can be either total winnings in the Game Set, or the single highest qualifying jackpot that the player has attained. In PvP Game Sets, a player's score is the highest Rank that they have achieved. Prize Hoppers can specify one of the following:
All examples below assume the following scores, and a Prize Pool of 1000 BTM (1 BTC). Note that in this example, scores total 32:
- Amy: 10
- Beth: 8
- Chris: 8
- Drew: 4
- Eric: 2
Examples using the above, and using a multiplier of "1/2" (which only applies to Power-N Distribution Schemes.)
- Proportional: Amy gets 10/32 of the prize pool, or 312 BTM. Beth and Chris each get 250 BTM, Drew gets 125 BTM, and Eric gets 62 BTM
- Top-2: Amy gets 500 BTM, and Beth and Chris each get 250 BTM (because they are splitting a 500 BTM prize)
- Top-3: Amy gets 333 BTM, Beth gets 333 BTM, and Chris gets 333 BTM
- Pyramid-2: Amy gets 666 BTM, Beth and Chris each get 166 BTM (because they are sharing a 333 BTM prize)
- Pyramid-3: Amy gets 500 BTM, Beth and Chris each get 250 BTM (because they are sharing a 333 BTM and a 166 BTM prize)
- Pyramid-4: Amy gets 400 BTM, Beth and Chris each get 250 BTM (because they are sharing a 300 BTM and a 200 BTM prize), Drew gets 100 BTM
- Power-2: Amy gets 666 BTM, Beth and Chris each get 166 BTM (because they are sharing a 333 BTM prize)
- Power-3: Amy gets 571 BTM (which is 4/7 of 1000 BTM), Beth and Chris each get 214 BTM (because they are sharing a 2/7 * 1000 BTM = 285 BTM, and a 1/7 * 1000 BTM = 142 BTM prize)
- Power-4: Amy gets 533 BTM (which is 8/15 of 1000 BTM), Beth and Chris each get 200 BTM (because they are sharing a 266 BTM and a 133 BTM prize), Drew gets 66 BTM (which is 1/15 of 1000 BTM)
- Lottery Chunk (2 winners): Random awards of 500 BTM each. Amy has a 10/32 chance of winning, Beth has a 8/32 chance, Chris has a 8/32 chance, etc. The second winner will never be a repeat of the first.
Note: The Multiplier is used to modify the Power-N distribution scheme. It is a proper fraction which describes the share of the N+1 place's prize relative to the Nth place's prize. So in a Power-N Distribution Scheme with a Multiplier of 3/4, if the first place is worth 100 BTM, then the 2nd place is worth 75 BTM, and the third place is worth 56 BTM, etc.
Some tournaments have entry fees. Organizers have the option of adding a percentage of these entry fees to any prize pool. This is called fee-sharing. By default, fee-sharing will simply scale the size of prizes in a particular pool by the appropriate amount. The Top-N and Lottery Chunk Distribution Schemes have the option of instead increasing the number of winners rather scaling prize amounts.