I'm definitely a complexity supporter and I enjoyed following your success during the 1.6 times (sry but source is not competitive, its running around spraying blindly and randomly chipping someone in the head), but $140,000 by January 1st is very unrealistic, especially with the holiday season and the downturn of the economy.
I know that "professional" gamers such as the coL lineup ENJOY (notice how I didn't use the word NEED) the additional income they make from gaming and tournaments, but have they become so jaded that they will not play the game for the sheer competitive nature? Thousands of fans, unheard of popularity from playing a game and the ability to influence an entire community with a single interview... is this not enough to strive to be the best at a video game let alone anything?
Now I realize that its human nature to be selfish and greedy and people have a tendency to get used to a life-style, in which when removed from problems arise. And where has all the previous money gone? I mean coL lived in a house provided by Jason Lake (rent free, I assume), were sponsored to fly around the world entering and winning tournaments (leaving only food as an expense), and previous to all of this, they were all probably living at home with no major responsibilities or expenses. So I wonder where all the money they received from CGS salary, tournament winnings, and the Lake fund went.
In todays gaming community, there are tons of gamers that play for just as much as the coL team and there are even pro teams that play and compete with coL that do not receive/expect payment except for tournament winnings.
So back to my original question.
Has coL players become so jaded that they refuse to play a game they love if payment isn't dealt out? Is it all about the money at this point and not the fun or competitive atmosphere of the game?