Hello, the tourlist rankings can be bought according to the player SuperDoopar, i really do hope that he was lying for i play for the rankings.
Currently, the “best player” sections of our Toplists and our individual player rankings are based solely on chip count, so yes, theoretically someone could buy their way to the top. However, I should note that most, if not all, of the people on these lists currently have never spent any money with us – they’ve earned their way to the top.
That being said, we have plans to change how these rankings are calculated in the near future. So, very soon they will actually be based on performance and skill instead of just number of chips.
Now our leaderboards on the site are a bit different. Those rankings are determined by the total number of tournament points for our different promotions, so they are most definitely based on skill.
Hope that helps clarify. Stay tuned for more details on improved player rankings in the coming weeks.