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4.1 Teams Improve Your Chances

Good work and a solid strategy are the key to success. But sometimes it is good to have a helping hand to boost your score.

Team Rank

In the previous section we explored the scoring system of the affiliate league in great detail. Now we are adding another layer on top.
As an affiliate, you are allowed to build a team of up to three members. The benefit of teams is that they consolidate the score of the individual members at the league ranking.
Example
Let's consider the ranking below, in which you are ranked without a team at the 10th position and a score of 6,000 points. This would yield you $420 in prize money.
Rank
Participant
Score
1
Team ID 14
25,000
2
Affiliate ID 485
20,000
3
Team ID 16
16,000
4
Team ID 8
14,000
5
Affiliate ID 901
10,500
6
Team ID 25
9,000
7
Affiliate ID 292
7,500
8
Affiliate ID 302
7,000
9
Affiliate ID 611
6,500
10
YOU
6,000
Teaming up with Affiliate ID 302 and 901 on the other hand, would yield a total score of 23,500 points.
6000+7000+10500=235006000 + 7000 + 10500 = 23500
In the example above, your team would end up securing the 2nd position.

Team Prize

Your team made it to the second position, but how do you share the prize now?
LockTrip takes care of the sharing.
Luckily you don't need to engage in the distribution yourself, which makes it possible to team up with complete strangers in a secure environment and without the need to trust each other.
The prize money will be distributed proportionally based on each member's contribution to the team score. Let's do the calculation for the example above.
  • Your score is 6,000 points
  • Team score is 23,500 points
  • Prize money is $5,000 (based on the 2nd position)
Your share of the total price will be $1,277 as opposed to the $420 you would have received on your own (at position 10).

Team Work & Competition

The unique structure of the affiliate league results in a hyper-efficient environment.
As a team, you work together to compete against other teams & individuals for a higher rank. Sharing essential know-how among team colleagues maximizes your chances for success. This acts as a strong incentive to circulate working practices among the affiliate network.
On the other hand, there is a mild competition among individual team members, which results from the performance-based distribution of the final prize money. Let's consider the following scenario.
Rank
Score
1
70,000
2
24,000
3
22,000
In this scenario, the team with 70,000 points is comfortably ahead of everyone else and doesn't need to invest more into affiliate activities to protect its lead.
However, since the final prize money will be shared proportionally among team members based on their individual performance, there remains an incentive to continue with affiliate activities. At this stage you basically compete against your own team members, but it also protects you from their (possible) under-performance.
The duality in competition ensures that no team member can rest on the success of others and that all participants remain motivated, even with a comfortable lead.

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