Whenever the Challonge team attends a LAN event, the users of our service we run into always ask the same question: 'How does Challonge make money and what can I do to help keep Challonge around?' We appreciate the positive feedback we receive (this has always been our development fuel), but until now we haven't had any formal way for users to show their support.
Challonge Premier was designed to provide users of Challonge that rely on our service a way to support the team behind it. We try to keep the ads displayed on Challonge as relevant and as least intrusive as possible, but we think the layout looks better without them! With Premier, you will not see ads while browsing Challonge from your account. Please note: people who view your brackets will still see advertisements, unless they are also Premier subscribers. Additionally, we would like to recognize the users that sign up for Premier by displaying a Premier badge next to their username to publicly display their support.
We appreciate community feedback and support from all users of Challonge and would encourage everyone to get a Premier badge displayed next to their name! Click on the Challonge Premier button (displayed next to our ads) to get started!
Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/challonge if you'd like to run into us at a future event you're attending!