Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:57 PM
[quote name='Pride7' timestamp='1353267470' post='3807379']
blizzard is stepping it up to promote their games like riot and valve. clearly you pay no attention to esports in general, or you would have noticed that the WCS improved at least 100 fold over past global SC2 tourney's, including the idolized WCGs of 7-8 years ago (for broodwar). No the game isn't balanced but if you have to be convinced that blizzard doesn't care about wow being an esport, I'll give the summary:
The event (for wow) was a marketing plan, not a declaration of how balanced their game was. Would any company display their "balanced game" where monk, druid, priest, and hunter are not even played?
Besides this, there are a lot of other "game related" problems with the event (qualified teams qualified in a different expansion, players forced to reroll, current balance issues already mentioned). If this were SC2, an event done because and for its esport nature, then the event certainly wouldn't have been run with these awful imbalances.
tl;dr- its simply ridiculous to think that this event was run for any majority stake for wow as an esport
edit: that being said, I thought the event was done well (relatively for wow tourneys), and bringing reckful was a really smart idea for viewership, expertise and entertainment. The games were decent despite all the issues with the game and qualification. Sad to see EG not win, as from the sound of it, they prepared more than everyone else, but lost because of composition :/
[/quote]So they are promoting an unbalanced game? You just agreed with my post before. GJ