PC Champion's Cup Financial Fair Play Rules
Currently the inducement rules mean that the underdog receives any TV difference plus any spend by the overdog (up to 150k) in inducements. The underdog can then spend up to 150k of his own cash on top of that spend. This is seen as somewhat unfair in some specific cases as the underdog can the get what is effectively an unanswerable wizard (for example) even if the TVs are the same and that team is choosing second through luck of the draw. That makes the on-pitch TVs potentially very different.
To promote Financial Fair Play (deemed necessary after the scandal surrounding the 2517 purchase of Kill-ian Mbappe by Parravon St Guillaume) the organizers of the Champion's Cup are limiting the ability of the underdog to "top up" the extra inducement money to 40k (not including any cash-over-bank which counts towards TV they have) instead of 150k. This means that, at most, the on-pitch TVs will differ by 40k.
Calculation (google sheet)
TV difference is the difference between the Overdog and the Underdog's TV
UnderdogPettyCash is the amount the underdog gets on top of his own cash due to spending by the overdog.
RoundUp is the amount UnderdogPettyCash is increased by to make on-pitch TV more equal. That equates to any cash over 150k the underdog has, plus up to 40k if the underdog has that much cash.
To that end, the underdog will receive, in total:
- Cash equating to the TV difference between the teams, plus
- Cash to account for spending by the overdog, plus
- Any cash which is already accounted for in their TV, plus
- Up to 40k to spend, taken from their own cash.
This puts the teams within 40k of each other.
In-game, that means for the Underdog:
If your treasury starts at 150k or more then it can get no lower than 110k.
Otherwise it can get no lower than 40k below what you have.
TVDifference = OverdogTV - UnderdogTV
UnderdogPettyCash = max(0, OverdogSpend - max(0, OverdogCash - 150))
RoundUp = min(UnderdogCash, 40) + max(0, UnderdogCash - 150)
1500TV (140k cash) spends 50k vs 1410TV (100k cash)
TVDifference = 1500 - 1410 = 90
UnderdogPettyCash = max(0, 50 - max(0, 140 - 150)) = max(0, 50-0) = 50
Roundup = min(100, 40) + max(0, 100 - 150) = 40 + 0 = 40
FreeCash = 90 + 50 = 140
TotalSpendable = 140 + 40 = 180
1610TV (180k cash) spends 100k vs 1300TV (20k cash)
TVDifference = 1610 - 1300 = 310
UnderdogPettyCash = max(0, 100 - max(0, 180 - 150)) = max(0, 100 - 30) = 70
Roundup = min(20, 40) + max(0, 20 - 150) = 20 + 0 = 20
FreeCash = 310 + 70 = 380
TotalSpendable = 380 + 20 = 400
Yes, the calculation is a little complex. Ideally this would all be in-game. However, to make things more simple and to help people try more examples there is a google sheet available. If you intend to use it lots I recommend making your own version to play with.
Please ask any questions below.