Ok, some prizes are starting to be sent out, but not all just yet. For transparency sake, I’ll go into the weeds:
In the past, PayPal has flagged Ottoneu for sending out too much money all at once, which has caused massive headaches in terms of making sure you all get your prize money. I am staggering prizes over a few days to try and prevent that. If Ottoneu gets flagged by PayPal, it becomes a multi-week ordeal of phone calls, and I really don’t want to put anyone through that, especially me.
There also are concerns on my end about PayPal’s ability to handle a large number of payment requests all at once. Last season this was a major issue - a lot of you came back to me with “hey I thought you said prizes were paid”, and when I checked it was clear that Ottoneu requested that the payments be made, but PayPal just didn’t execute them. That causes undue stress for you and for me and I want to avoid all of that this year.
So, I am paying out a subset of leagues today, and will pay out the rest early next week assuming everything goes well. The leagues that are being paid out today:
If you are in one of these leagues and you have not received an email about a payment from Ottoneu, please post in this thread or email email@example.com and I’ll look into it.
If you are not in one of these leagues and are wondering where your prize money is, it is on its way soon.
If you are wondering when end of year tasks are going to take place, I think the answer is this weekend - I’ll make sure they don’t affect the outstanding prize payments and then knock them out Saturday morning during a low-traffic time.