Someone had to be elevated first.
But it's not necessarily the case that it had to be a single individual.
Very true . Could have been many . Starting long before this .
Not a few players top ranked players have voiced their opinions of the PCEA 'Mickey Mouse on Acid" game and have indicated the end of December will be time for retirement.
True that . But WGT isn't seeing that or listening to that , Has nothing to do with their decisions .
Not much point elevating someone who won't be playing.
Again . Not a factor in their decision . Obviously not even a factor for incentive . It makes one wonder if they care at all .
Doesn't seem to matter to award obvious recipients .
Doesn't seem to matter that the " top ranked players " do not seem to be impressed with what the future offers .
If they don't get on with the incentives quickly . They may have to resort to bribery . Lol .