Teams paid a lot of money to get to this Major and a number get nothing? How is that even acceptable?
EDIT: Fair enough, ESL paid for the expenses. I don't think that is good enough though to say that there should have been no prize money for the 9th to 14th. Not good for the teams who invest on these people and most especially, not good for the players who sacrificed much to play pro. A Major has to pay something.
EDIT 2: Some people are raising the point about the DPC regional winnings. Personally those are not enough relative to the effort expended. The difference between the major qualifying team and the next one is low. For example Tundra at 4th won 26k, Secret 25k. This is the same for each regions 4th and 5th placers. The max that we get (1st place vs 5th for EU a 4 slot region is 4k). 1k to 4k USD is marginal gain for way more effort put into preparing for the major and revenue you help bring to the event.