The FPL’s 12 division teams have been decided, and now a cash prize pool of at least $8,000 for Season 1 has been announced.
No word on whether the money was from corporate sponsors or crowdfunding- we have reached out to the Female Pro League for information.
We are happy to announce the $$ for FPL Season 1 will be 8,000 USD + pic.twitter.com/jXL7P9BB9S
— FemaleProLeague (@FemaleProLeague) January 29, 2016
Currently the FPL is attempting to crowdfund an additional $20,000.
As one Twitter user pointed out, the money is nice- especially because the teams didn’t know about it before signing up to play:
Keep in mind, everyone joined Season 1 of the @FemaleProLeague without any knowledge or insurance of a prize pool. True competitors
— Michael (Happy) (@eSportsCommand) January 29, 2016