This morning the top 3 people each received around 5500 clintz. I'D say thats incentive to participate. The more people participate in a tourney the more clintz there are for everyone. I think what the developers are trying to do is get more people to participate in the tournies.
Besides, you say its pointless to participate in tournies because your getting less clintz. By not participating you get a grand total of 0 clintz.
It is not pointless to participate..we still get to have credits there..that is a good thing..but as for the prize clintz? the big prizes can only be had in the Top1-10 but not everyone gets in the Top5 or Top10 you know..that is hard work considering that random factor is present..and besides..that would not be fair for the Top1 to receive the same prize as the Top2-5 because after all.."He is Top1"..he deserves much more than that..and nowadays if you get Top11 onwards you get very less clintz than in the past..5500 clintz for the top3 people.."not everybody gets there"..the only chance other people had in the past to get a decent amount of clintz was to be in the upper Top25..that way they still get to have at least a thousand clintz..
By the way..about the recent tourney..
Top 1-5 got (1962 clintz)
Top 6-10 got (981clintz)
Top 11-25 got (392 clintz)
Top 26-50 got (294 clintz)
Top 51-100 got (196 clintz)
Top 101-150 got (98 clintz)
For 1hr and 30 mins of tourney..this is what they got..