Possible PoE Partnership Program?

For context, this tweet - https://twitter.com/quinrex/status/1373820723060383746

led to this Reddit thread - https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/maowpw/quin69_on_zizaran_having_to_pay_13000_dollars_for/

in which Bex revealed this little tidbit about GGG's future plans - https://www.reddit.com/r/pathofexile/comments/maowpw/quin69_on_zizaran_having_to_pay_13000_dollars_for/grudvmx/?context=10

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With Zizaran's events, we have put a fair amount of behind-the-scenes development resources into improving capacity for these events. This has resulted in the capacity being increased up to 20,000 users for the most recent event. Zizaran requested the increased member limit and the event fees help make that happen.

Also, we didn't want to talk about this too early as we're still locking in the finer details of these plans but we're currently working on a Path of Exile partnership programme, one of the benefits of which would be funding for private leagues. This is likely still a few months away but as many of the key community race organisers are aware, they're able to contact me/us any time and we'll do our best to support with what we have.


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working with key members of the community to help out with events and races and private leagues is just a win win
i doubt i'll ever participate in any of them, but regardless
Are ppl in that threas really arguing that ggg should do this for free cause they get exposure?
Imagine showing up at a themepark as a streamer with 1k ppl and instead of paying the entry fee for those ppl you offer to pay them in exposure.
You would be laughed at.
Not saying that ziz sayd this btw, but the ppl in that thread are making this idiotic argument.
How you can actually think like this is unreal, just how detached from reality and entitled can you get.
Also didn't already ggg give out free mtx? Or not this time? I know they have done so in the past.
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Its a good initiatve, but by god the subreddit has become so fucking toxic its insane. These types of events don't generate much, if any revenue for GGG because it mostly attracts players that already play the game. The market / player base and potential viewership for single player PVE games is also very different from PVP games like COD, Dota, LoL and Fortnite.

What these redditors are suggesting would be like walking into a restaurant and expecting a free meal or a discount because the restaurant made a profit last year.

I'll also add that there are reasons why GGG don't host these types of events fequently.
-Player burnout. GGG doesn't expect players to stick around for 3 months. What they want is to get players to come back for the next league.
-Adding 'fun' modes, e.g. everyone starts with headhunter, or what we had in mayhem can really detract from the 'normal game', and take away from the hype of a new league.

With that said, it sounds like GGG are interested in supporting these kinds of events going forward and are probably turning their minds to approach them given the lack of revenue and distraction, contribution to player burnout and distraction from the next league launch.
Its worth a shot. If I am Zizaran, I probably ask if PoE can sponsor. Asking is free.

However it shouldn't be an expectation for GGG to pay.

Last edited by kiadaw on Mar 23, 2021, 5:00:29 AM
GGG doesn't have to do this. Zizaran is making a huge profit from running these events and anyone suggesting otherwise is delusional. If GGG can build a permanent social following for the game they'll be insulated if a better ARPG looter game comes out in the future so it's not a bad idea for them.

If an actor has to pay $30k to star in a Marvel movie is that a bad deal for the actor? How about if they also get advertising rights (that no one else is allowed to have) to advertise to 415k people?
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DiabloImmoral wrote:
Zizaran is making a huge profit from running these events and anyone suggesting otherwise is delusional.


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No, not really, im down 30-40k USD on events so far


^ - https://twitter.com/Zizaran/status/1370397048483250180
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Exile009 wrote:
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DiabloImmoral wrote:
Zizaran is making a huge profit from running these events and anyone suggesting otherwise is delusional.


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No, not really, im down 30-40k USD on events so far


^ - https://twitter.com/Zizaran/status/1370397048483250180


Yes, every kind of marketing temporarily puts you "down" a certain amount of cash.

It's dishonest to pretend that his name and brand is not getting an insane boost from this, maintaining and increasing his viewership which translates into more future donations and partnership programs.
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