For the record, these prizes have not been paid out despite the fact this event was over 1.5 months ago. Neither MoMaN nor CrunCher have seen a dollar. Despite repeated promises via email, FireFlash has not paid the owed prizes.
I post this simply because with the influx of small events like these I believe it's important to hold tournament organizers accountable. Gamers who participate in events trust that their efforts will not be taken advantage of. FireFlash received the publicity for this tourney but did not fulfill his obligations.
In the future, I urge people to avoid FireFlash events unless and until he does right by MoMaN and CrunCher. As a community we must hold organizers accountable.