Originally Posted by Karozi615
It's definitely a flat payout. 54th place is getting 20,000$. thats a 40x ROI on the initial 500. Imagine if that was the wsop, 40x would 10,000$ would be 400k, basically 10th-12th place money
That's actually a decent example except that your calcs. are off as the two are pretty close (at least as far as the payout range (40x ROI) you've indicated)
Comparing the MainEvent (which last year had 6,683 entrants) to the Colossus (22,374)... MainEvent has only 30% of the number of entrants that the Colossus had (actually 29.869%). So then comparing a place in the Colossus that gave a 40x ROI ($20k) which is actually 46th to 54th) would be comparitive to 13th to 16th spots in the Main (last year's Main, 13th to 15th spots actually paid out 44x ROI & 16th paid out 35x).
--- 36th of 22,374 is ~= 14th of 6,683
It seems pretty close to me.