Strength of schedule working it's thing.
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Strength of schedule working it's thing.
They just extended the time slots, as explained in this article.
Reducing Analyst time takes away from the content they want to include, and breaks are good for the players. I don't know if the could do without ads. From what I understand it's a non insignificant source of revenue in general.
Matches are taking longer than they expected. The 1.5 hr time slot (compared to 2 hrs last year) is clearly not enough. That being said, feel free to tally up all breaks, adds and analysis during a match and see if it's adds up to more than a 30 min time frame. Adds that run on your twitch while they're live (i.e. usually when you initially tune in) don't count.
I'm not saying they couldn't make their segments shorter. I'm saying the games themselves (the meta probably being a big contributor here) take longer vs their ad-on content being responsible.
Ads, breaks and long talks from analysts and what are you rewarded with, goats vs goats 99% of the time? I mean give people ads if the content is worth it but don't tell me all the downtime the OWL has is worth it when it's infested with goats.
At this point you're complaining about pretty much all of the production content...and the meta. I can somewhat get behind you thinking there are too many breaks/ad spots but now you're just complaining to complain since you haven't brought any additional value to this thread.
If literally all of the content is at odds with your preferences then just don't watch it. Your problem is no longer relevant to specific aspects of the viewer experience.
But the adds weren't the major reason for matches going over the time slots though. Running 30 second adds does add up in the end, but it's not significant enough to explain just how over time they were.
This is putting 1+1 and getting 4.
Like it or not, ad space is a major revenue generator, and that's unlikely to change for the foreseeable future.
I don't know why this thread turned into complaining about adds on a streaming service.
Worst tl;dr in NA, fined, banned and bopped.
Other than Fusion Uni right?
Possibly, but they have options to improve the team. And it's possible they get better with more experience along with much needed coaching.
Get Sleepy maybe? He sure as hell aint gonna see much play time behind Viol2t.
I assume he means that PAR is likely more comfortable using English than WSH. Not inaccurate considering EU vs KR's overall use of the language.
Out of all of those I'd say "Leak and rumors" is probably the least likely to happen. I figure it requires even more time investment than prompt reporting and I actually feel like twitter is a more digestible medium for short, quick leak reveals and what not.
I think they could also easily be served by regular threads if someone wants to post it and start the conversation.
Good feedback, love seeing the ideas flow.
Consolidated each week's rankings for ease of comprehension and added Stage 1 Week 5 rankings.
I agree that TO's looked good, much better than I expected, and this is coming from a TO fanboi, but because of their SoS (based on other team's results)I'd still probably put them in 5th or 6th place for now. To me, a win against SFS, ATL, PHI or LAG (DAL or LON could also add consistency) would really go a long way in cementing their spot in the group of teams just below VAN and NYXL.
I do grand them the benefit of the doubt for their lost to ATL since it was w/o Neko and he's proven to be a huge factor for them along side Ivy. I'm optimistic that they might be able to be a top 5 team but I have to see a bit more from them.
That being said, I do think they'll defy my expectation.
I don't get it, but I love it.
Never have I seen as much throwing as we did during this match. Both teams deserve a hard L imo.
Hella proud of the boyz! I knew they had potential but I wasn't expecting it to start showing this fast, or in this meta!
The boiz are back and they're ready to take it all the way.
I think the only thing I'd change is put the GZC in 10th and move everyone else down a spot.
I'm also still a bit iffy on Dallas because their performances seem to really swing based on the play style of their opponents (not dissimilar to Seoul's woes).
As for Atlanta I feel like they might (?) be 1 or two spots too high but not enough to be confident about it. They got a massive and dominant win against Paris but their schedule could otherwise be considered moderate, imo.
Still interesting that we won't even have that great of am overall picture after stage 1 because of wildly different strength of schedules or other circumstances. We are, imo, looking at the best OWL stage to date, in terms of league parity.
They'll have deserved it when they make it happen, not before, imo.
But to be honest, to be the best, you gotta beat the best. They have a though schedule also dropped winnable games.
They had a chance to catch a break, a few even, they just failed to do it, imo.
Elk isn't eligible to play for the rest of the stage unless they had him sign a full contract.
Yeah that's understandable, though I still think some teams could be moved around a bit, but here's what I'm seeing after week two based on your rankings:
Alright! I'm not gonna comment on original placement of teams here, just their movement based on Week 2 matches!
SFS: They lost to Vancouver which might be the best or 2nd best team in this meta right now. I think they keep their spot in your rankings so no movement for them from me this week, (-).
ATL: They beat Toronto, an up and coming but, imo, weaker team than others at the top. At best I'd say this gives them a (+1), but not a (+3).
SEO: Seoul beat an interesting and odd team in the Hunters. I don't think they're a necessarily good enough team to warrant a (+3), like ATL I think this is a (+1) at best. However, if you tell me this is a move to adjust Seoul to a more appropriate spot in the rankings (not just based on their last win, then I can get on board with it)
LAG: The gladiators lost to what is considered the best GOATS team in the league by a narrow margin. I'd consider not moving them at all or giving them a (-1) at the most. I'm breaking my rule of commenting only on the week's games by saying that I think they should be placed higher given their performances against what I consider two other top teams.
DAL: They got swept by the GZC and beat a much weakened PHI team. I'd either not move them at all or give them a (-1) for a train wreck of a loss and a decent performance against a handicapped squad.
Based on your rankings this is probably what my week two looks like
I TICKED THE MATCH. YYYEEESSS!!!!
Yeah, but a guy can dream right?
The real questions.
Gimme Mangachu and we got a deal MTL. I promise not to shit on your city again....
Sideshow's back with another of his previous series:
"This is where I'm putting my analysis without it being limited in size. Some are tiny moments in the game that are important but weren't noticed by the casters or viewers, some is just breaking it down on a deeper level because I'm doing it via VOD. It's basically "what would be possible with an analysis desk and replays?" and running with that."
The original thread can be found here:
[Analysis videos] Sideshow on:
Literally what fans do.
Who kept saying it? No one has them in their top 10 for this Season, and last Season's pre-rankings mean nothing right now.
Not sure what point you're making if Dallas never was, and still isn't, a top 10 team. That much was made clear very early on, so the hype you speak of is non-existent.
Possibly, since I'd assume that most of the French speaking fans would be more interested now that they have a Contenders team in QC. Runaway does have solid fanbase but proximity might say some fans as well. TO is about a 5hrs drive for me. MTL is around 2hrs and Vancouver is way too far so I default to TO, even more so now.
Looking forward to being able to see some games and make a trip out of it.
Just basing this on my own bias along with what I agree with from analyst opinions. I'm also assuming that GOATS will be played more often than not here.
I think they could have gone with Climax/Ivy and either either Stellar or Asher but like you mentioned they seemed to put less value into Climax. Still feel like coaching could have gone a long way in helping them achieve what they wanted and I'm not convinced Asher is THE guy, but hey, I guess we'll have to see how things go.
Edit: There's always the possibility of them picking him up later on (and I hope they do) so I'm still kinda holding out hope for that.