The national tournament fund grows every time a MAX league match is played. $3 from every player in every MAX league match goes into the fund.
The bonus amounts paid out are based on how much is coming into the national fund.
More leagues = More bonus money. Simple.
(hint: get your friends into leagues and grow the jackpots)
20 points is awarded to each player for every MAX league match played (forfeits also are awarded points)
Based on the number of points you have, you are eligible to win bonus money. More points = higher bonus level.
So how do you win the bonus?
Participate in the MAD MAX tournament and try to finish as high as possible in your division.
Bonus pools are shared amongst ALL divisions.
Bonus money is paid to the highest finishing players in each bonus pool.
For example, let's say you are playing in Level 3 and in the Gold bonus pool eligible for $600 bonus.
There will most likely be other players in other levels also in the Gold bonus pool.
If you finish first in your bracket and no other Gold finishes first, then you get the entire $600 to yourself.
If any other Gold, in any other level, also finishes first in their bracket, then you will split the $600 with them.
Here's where it gets really cool. You DO NOT have to win your bracket in order to win bonus money.
Let's say you finish 2nd, or 3rd, or whatever, and if every other Gold player finishes lower then you still get the entire $600 to yourself since you are technically the highest finishing Gold player.
These rules apply to all the bonus level categories.