The Rogue Invitational Prize Purse is Like Really Really Huge
Details are finally emerging about Rogue’s third annual invitational, which is now a part of an expanding group of lucrative off season competitions. The thing that’s raising the most eyebrows isn’t the roster of athletes invited, but instead the insanely high prize purse.
One big thing: With an initial $1.25 million dollar prize purse that has now grown to more than $1.3 million, this will be the most lucrative off season competition ever held, with the winner taking home almost as much as the 2012 CrossFit Games champion.
- It’s also the first prize purse in CrossFit that will grow the more tickets that are sold, coupling athletes’ pay with the performance of the event overall.
- It’s also the first prize purse to ever include bitcoin in payouts.
Prize details: Unlike most CrossFit competitions, including the CrossFit Games, Rogue is paying out all athletes competing, meaning no one walks away empty handed.
- First prize: $229,068
- Second: $79,908
- Third: $42,617
- Fourth: $31,963
- Fifth: $23,972
- Sixth: $21,309
- Seventh: $18,645
- Eight: $15,982
- Ninth: $10,654
- Tenth through 20th: $5,327
Why it matters: As we pointed out in our analysis of total season-wide athlete payouts, the total seasonwide payout available is down 20% from last year, even though the CrossFit Games itself paid out more than it ever has. Events like Rogue, Dubai, Wodapalooza and others present significant earning potentials similar to what Sanctionals offered last season.