Plainswalker points: 2x + Qualification for Invitational or 5x?

Hey Magic players! It has come to my attention that the Premium level qualifiers (such as the star city games open IQs) that I had planned on running as sides at GP Austin to replace the PTQ that wont be made available to me will retain their 2x multiplier… despite being sides at the GP, the 2x for premium series Qualifiers stays intact.

So the question is this. Assuming I run a tournament with some prize money on it (lets say $2000 to start)… which is better:

option a) an invitational event that lands you an invitation to a larger event down the road (either TCG player or SCG) with a 2x multiplier


option b) a “normal” event that does not run an invite, pays same cash prize but gives 5x multiplier.

I am running this post over to legion events’ facebook page where I will create 2 comments. please like the one you would vote for. a fairly informal poll, but I’d like to get some data so I can provide the best thing for the players!

(if any of my friends down in texas promoting this to their southern friends who may attend the GP could push this out to their friends, I would greatly appreciate it!)

Vote away, and thanks in advance for your help!