The consolation prize of a tournament, held in 2011, given to participants who were between fifth and eighth place can now be worth a nice amount.
It is not news that Bitcoin has become one of the most valuable cryptocurrencies today, especially after its sudden increase in value in recent months. This Tuesday, its price exceeded 50 thousand dollars, a historical maximum.
The situation was quite different ten years ago, so no one was surprised at the time that the prize given by a video game tournament “StarCraft: Brood War” was given to participants who were in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth places in the competition.
According to the Russian state channel RT, the winner of the event, held in 2011, received a $ 500 prize, the second place was rewarded with 250, the third with 150 and the fourth with 100.
As a consolation prize, the other participants obtained 25 bitcoins each, the equivalent of $ 41 at that time. But now, without knowing it, the organizers of this tournament may have turned them into millionaires.
If they still have the cryptocurrency, each of these “defeated” competitors may have it in their hands today over a million dollars. According to the specialized portal, a player from Hungary, one from Germany, one from Poland and one from the United States is concerned.
THE RT recalls that the president and CEO of Bitcoin Depot, Brandon Mintz, has already predicted that the value of Bitcoin could reach $ 100,000 by the end of 2021.