Lmao nice one, because we totally needed to do that when we wiped the floor with you the first time we qued into you with our main comp. If you want to acuse us of ddosing/wintrading go ahead, but we have every single game recorded.
do you still have the one where you squeal like little girls cause you won a 5s game against diggles on retaliation
First of all, I think it's a good interview.
GC is GC, we all know he answers specific questions with vague answers. So thanks for the effort, the questions were pretty good for a limited-time interview. But... You need 2 people to make an interesting interview.
Regarding WoW-eSport, I might be the perfect example of an old WoW player only watching arenas at Blizzcon without understanding any move.
Whereas I was enjoying SC2 matches even if I only played the campain and nothing else. I was pretty much thinking the same way Mazdak (or Ariel Robben ? Is that you ????) does.
But when starting to play arenas a bit, I began to understand how deep the game mechanics are and how enjoyable a great arena match can be when you actually understand what the players are doing.
I can remember Azael yelling "Hex by Flubbah, Ohhhhh it was melted by Zunniyaki. What a play !". That's typically the kind of comment WoW e-sport needs for newbies : "Wow, I do have shadowmelt on my NE priest ! Never managed to use it to avoid CC, it's definitely a good move !"
This is what WoW needs I think. Legibility. All actors should be involved into it. From players (see below) to audience, via casters, UI, ...
Some ideas among lots of others :
1. More entertainment before, during and after tournaments.
Isn't it what makes sport shows so entertaining ? People playing the game in their mind before it actually happens ? Even fighting about what's gonna happen.
1.2. Interact with viewers
Commentators should answer questions regarding the matches between the matches. And should be interviewed to talk about game balance or other topics between events, not between matches. Questions should be selectionned by some moderators to fill in the gaps. 1.3. More interviews, but AFTER the event
Not only immediate interviews. Just like sport, on the spot, people may be confused, disgusted, ... More "reviews" a couple of days after the event. "Back to Bleached Bones day 1 with Khuna", ...
1.4. Continue talking about events after the events :
Player side : on Youtube player's channel, their PoV about the tournament, that or that game. What went wrong ? Why ? (Talbadar does that I think). In player's videos, like Flubbah did, use live comments, tell people watching your video that it was in this or that tournament, that took place on that day, ...
Community side : debrief, talk, organize "remember that match ?" kind of games. Tell people from your guild, make forum threads. Explain stuff there, don't only expose your opinion.
Blizzard side : not only one piece of news before the event. Debrief like "missed that fantastic game between Evil Geniuses and Rock Paper Ret ? VoDs are there : ...". Launcher news is a great idea too.
2. Involve community
2.1. One place, one platform
=> everything must be found in there AND WELL ORGANIZED. Who won this tournament ? When did it take place ? Who fought who ? I'd like to have stats like basketball : "how many times did Khuna's RLS win against Talb's Shadowplay ?"
A who's who, I could find, with one player's name, his accomplishments (on live like AJ helmets but also tournaments). Where can I find the VoD ? When is the next tournament ? How many tournaments have been played on live and how many on TR ? Who's streaming right now (AJ does that pretty well) ? Where can I find this player's videos ? I think AJ is the most relevant platform for all of that. Only some of the features I described are missing.
2.2. Talk, talk, talk, don't flame.
So much crap is written down the official forums "I hate watching RLS games, that's so boring". Yes, indeed, it might be your PoV, but this is so bad advertisement for e-sport. Don't forget newbs like me who are interested in but a bit reserved are reading these forums and could definitely say "OK it's never gonna be e-sport, you have the right comp, you win no matter what", that's unfair for lots of players I think. Pay attention to what you say on public forums, as if you always were speaking in the name of the whole PvP community.
2.3. Be helpful.
Lots of people are more thankful than you think.You helped someone, gave him some advice, I'm pretty sure when he's gonna see you organize some event he'll try to help you back to get more viewers.
To be continued...
Forgive me for the wall of text, I never posted on AJ 'cause I don't feel legit to (and I'm obviously not). Here we're talking about the new-to-esport-people, and that's exactly what I am. That's why I think this huge post can be helpful to make the arena scene look better to everyone's eyes.
Maybe that's neither the right place nor the right time. My apologies.
EDIT : so many grammar errors... I'm so sorry my English is so poor.
This thread is not going places. While if it was Keto actually spam inviting you to a channel during games, I'm quite disappointed in the sportsmanship, insulting him and others isn't the right way to go about this. You guys want e-sports, tournaments and be respected as players? Act in a way so you're deserving of it, act professional and respectful.