Hey @bashadow. giving out the sponsorships is optional. If none are given this means that the others that got sponsored during a that level get bigger upvotes from the @minnowshares account and the pace at which reserved shares from the @upvoteshares account slows down a bit.
So if 50 individual accounts get sponsored in a level and they all post daily they will only be able to get a 20% vote each. Some getting double sponsrships, some not giving out sponsorships & not all sponsored accounts usually allows for 80% upvotes. I do my best to also always publish the list of sponsorships that have been given out so fat with the accounts that are close to getting a conversion. You can give your sponsorships to one of those as it will for sure help them forward.
I hope this explains it.