– 24 teams will head into action on Thursday eveningIT is no doubt the largest pay-out in the indoor football format and starting on Thursday (November 14), 24 of the country’s top teams in the indoor format of the game, will begin the journey to cash in on the Rio Year-end Extravaganza’s $1M first place prize. No tournament before has offered a seven-figure pay day until now, and at the official launch of the tournament yesterday at the Rio Night Club, the organisers are promising more than just a huge payday for the players.Gold is Money, Bent Street, Back Circle, Sparta Boss, Leopold Street, LA Ballers, Future Stars, Avocado Ballers, Tiger Bay, Sophia, Albouystown A and B, Showstoppers, Alexander Village, Rio All Stars, Melanie, Buxton Diamond, BV, Stabroek Ballers, New Market Street, Ol Skool Ballers, Island All Stars, Broad Street, and Silver Bullets are the teams that will feature in the tournament, which will be played at the National Gymnasium.The teams will be divided into six groups of four with the top two gaining automatic qualification, while the four best third place teams will join them in the round of sixteen when the knockout phase commences.The teams were meticulously selected by the organisers, who ensured that the best exponents of the format will be in action over the eight days of competition.It therefore means that fans are guaranteed a high quality of play, while they too could enjoy give backs by entering a competition that will see 10 of them win $2000 each night.The tournament will run through to December 14 when the final will be played. The other playing days are November 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 and December 7. The winning team is set to receive $1M, while second, third and fourth place finishers will be rewarded with $400,000, $200,000 and $100,000, respectively along with beautiful trophies.The organisers are aiming to make the tournament a memorable one for fans, while also rewarding teams and their supporters for the Christmas season.At the launch of the event, it was stated that both members of the Guyana Police Force and Private Security have been retained to ensure that fans in attendance feel secure. Giveaways and other incentives for the fans will be a feature every night of play.