I am the tournament organizer for a game called Krosmaster Arena at my local game store. The game is a lot of fun and I have a lot of fun getting prize support to be given out. What makes my community of gamers so great is that they do not care about who wins. They elected to instead of have a giant winner of the entire league we would have a series of door prizes to be handed out over time. Giving everyone a chance to enjoy some special models and other fun items.
I think it is important that everyone has fun during these events and the fact that no one is forcing a competitive mentality is amazing. It is very casual and while there will be a prize for the winner of the entire League, no one is competing for it. Instead the current players are focusing on teaching new players and growing the community. Tonight as an example no prizes at all will be handed out but people are still going to shop up to teach players for the next league starting in January.
It is moments like these that I am proud of the gaming community and am so glad that I decided to be a Tournament Organizer for a game that I greatly enjoy.