$5 is not much tbh. It's like half of what you'd probably spend on lunch going out or maybe two coffees. If you're essentially working fulltime, I don't see why your parents are concerned about you spending $5 towards something you likely put dozens of hours into. How would they even find? I don't know your exact situation so I'm not going to assume anything but that's just my two cents. I haven't watched it yet but both Neurosis and Lemon have said it is a contender so I'd definitely reconsider if I was you.
EDIT: Okay, I guess the value of $5 varies from person to person so it's sort of unfair for me to say that it's nothing to you.
Anyways, just finished watching and here my thoughts on the video. Honestly, I didn't really enjoy it mainly because of the soundtrack. It was just too slow and uneventful for me to be immersed. It's not that I don't enjoy slow songs (Legacy's final song is one of my favourites) but I just ended up being bored because of the lack of variety in pace since both songs had very similar pacing. Editing wise, the syncing was good and at least it fit the music although I didn't really like the motion blur or the large amount of desaturation either but I guess that's just nitpicky stuff. Also, I really liked the angle sequence at 4:28. Gameplay was good obviously but I find it really hard to be impressed by social (especially multi-team) gameplay at this point since this kind of stuff has just been done regularly for years. In addition, there were some questionable clips in there that I felt really should've been cut like the Onslaught BR exterm, the Last Resort exterm from the spot literally everyone has a clip on, the exterm at 3:07, the naire with like 5 shotgun kills, and a few others. On the other hand, some clips were absolutely outstanding like the 241 ricochet trocity and the last naire with the 241 jaro.
Maybe I'm being overly critical or harsh but this montage just wasn't my cup of tea. On the whole, I don't think you did anything badly or wrong editing wise but I think you could've chosen a better soundtrack. I felt like I was watching that slow part during the second song of FatRat's M3 except it was 8 minutes long. Sure, the gameplay is good but it eventually gets really stale and boring when there is no climax.
Just read Neurosis' thoughts and it's funny to see how wildly opinions can differ on montages haha. We literally disagree on every single aspect of this montage.