Points are awarded for playing in tournaments and hitting the green. Points awards for specific tournaments are viewable in the app before you join. When a tournament finishes - you are awarded points based on your final position in the leaderboard. Those points add up to help you climb the Cup standings.
In June of 2023, we updated points distributions for tournaments across the board. The new points awards do a better job of representing meaningful differences between tournaments. For instance, placing 2nd out of 15 players is generally a more impressive feat than placing 2nd out of 3 players.
In July of 2023, we applied more tweaks to our distributions. The overall points distributed were reduced - for all players. We've also added different point modifiers for free vs. paid events and edited the points award curve for daily and weekly tournaments, among a few other tweaks. These changes will roll out and impact tournaments as they are created - so any tournaments that carry from June to July will retain the old points awards.
We will continue monitoring tournament and cup results as well as player feedback to keep the game balanced and competitive.