So if cash prizes are too expensive/legally difficult to do(both are likely part of the problem), you'd rather they simply not have tournaments? Or give the winner 200 packs they then have to struggle to liquidate, making winning a tournament more frustrating than anything and completely destroying the pack market? Or what?Yep, plat should come from NOWHERE but the store for cash. But, what's missing to enable this is a built in way for players to sell gold for plat and vice versa.
One good exemple is every steam bundle. 20$-25$ for what ? 6 packs, cosmetics and pve stuff. Wayyyyy too costly. Back in the days, I bought the whole Naxraamas expension in HS for a similar price. When you can't understand what offer your competition failure is inevitable.