The following states the current rules about what contests can be resized. Contests that match these conditions will run even though they do not meet the number of entries for which the contest was initially designed. The resizing happens as at the time a contest goes live.
Only contests created with 20 entries or fewer can be resized.
Created Contest Size
Size Down To
|3-20 entries||2 entries|
|25+ entries||Cannot be resized|
If a contest is resized, it will attempt to keep the same payout structure as it was initially created to have. If that prize structure is unavailable, the next closest prize structure will be chosen. The table below describes this mapping.
Original Prize Structure
Size of Contest
Resized Prize Structure
|Winner Takes All||Any||Winner Takes All|
|50/50||Odd||Top X Split (round down to even)*|
|Top 2 Win||4+||Top 2 Win|
|Top 2 Win||2 or 3||Winner Takes All|
|Top 3 Win||6+||Top 3 Win|
|Top 3 Win||4 or 5||Top 2 Win|
|Top 3 Win||2 or 3||Winner Takes All|
|Top 5 Win||12+||Top 5 Win|
|Top 5 Win||6 to 11||Top 3 Win|
|Top 5 Win||4 or 5||Top 2 Win|
|Top 5 Win||2 or 3||Winner Takes All|
*For example: If a 10 person 50/50 contest only receives 9 entries, the resized contest will pay out the top 4 entries evenly.