The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is considered the most important competition in baseball. From the 8th to the 21st of Marchthe best national baseball teams will be competing to be crowned world champions.
The teams will not only have the privilege of participating in the greatest baseball competition in the world, they will also receive a significant sum of money just for their presence, amounts that will increase as they progress in the tournament.
Each of the 20 teams that will be competingwill receive in the first round of the Classic an amount of US$300,000 (sixteen million five hundred thousand Dominican pesos).
The teams that make it through as first round winners will add another $300,000.
The eight teams that reach the quarterfinals will be paid a total of US$400,000, which is equivalent to twenty-two million Dominican pesos.
After this will come the semifinal, where only four of the eight teams will pass, in this category each group will receive US$500,000 (twenty-seven million five hundred thousand Dominican pesos).
The two teams that manage to advance to the WBC final will add another $500,000 to their account.
Finally, the winner of the World Baseball Classic will get an additional prize of one million dollars (fifty-five million Dominican pesos).
As the money from the rounds will add up, the world champions will have earned a total of three million dollars in the entire championship (one hundred sixty-five million Dominican pesos).
The organizers establish that half of the money obtained throughout the competition will be divided. Half will be distributed to the players and the other part will belong to the national team federation..
To the amount you get the dominican team must be added the US$800,000 (forty-four million Dominican pesos) that were delivered by President Luis Abinader.