Fragi, Hotba, Bischu, and OnlyWish:
|Registered:||April 16, 2017|
|Last post:||November 11, 2019 at 3:04 PM|
Fragi, Hotba, Bischu, and OnlyWish:
Looked like he was an excellent analyst, just not a head coach, so I disagree about this being a miss-step.
Maybe, assuming he'll do well on a mixed roster, first of all. Then the other thing with Birdring is that his hot/cold tendencies go way back to the APEX days, and I don't know that the Glads can change that. I hope they do, but I remain mostly skeptical.
That's a possibility, but he could also not be. I don't have any expectations yet since this is obviously an entirely new team and it's a team game. I'll see how he does and either bitch and moan abut him being the "problem" or claim that I knew he'd work well all along.
Just keeping it real as a biased Toronto fanboi.
can't hear you over the sound of my own manic fanboying.
Yeah, marketability off the charts (Canada wise at least)
U N I T E D S T A T E S O F A M E R I C A
You can probably apply that to quite a few player, KR or not.
now that the casuals have their own game mode, they will finally balance the PvP aspect of the game for competitive players.
Wut? As if the player base remotely agrees on what being "casual" even means. The game will never be balanced in a way that even makes the "competitive players", w/e that means, happy. That doesn't mean they should stop trying to improve it, because they NEED players to want to play the game in the first place.
Probably one of the worst metas for them as well play style wise. This year just wasn't theirs, gg go next I guess.
Putting that behind a paywall might have been the worst thing to do, imo. This might not be the best thing out there but you can either pay for the PvE content and/or the graphical style change, or not pay for them if you don't care.
I wouldn't exactly call this an upset with the roster they had to field. The last minutes changes really hurt them.
No. One clip isn't enough. Consistency is super important and he hasn't really had a chance to prove that he is because he's been on the bench for significant portions of time.
I have questions about Beast but I'd be very happy if he proves me to me entirely wrong. Just haven't seen him in a very long time and I'm not sure where he stands in comparison to the league's best tanks.
They had me the moment they announced their existence, this is just adding to the fire of my, soon to be illogical, fanaticism.
"but they are not going to have the old fans with the same dedication"
Who knows, new fans could be just as dedicated. My point is, you could also have fans of the actual Seoul team, as a whole, just for representing Seoul/Korea and I think that's being slept on.
But does that apply to their Korean fanbase, in Korea, as a whole? I get what you mean, but you make it sound as if their fan base would be decimated by these moves, and I just don't think that will be the case.
I'm not saying they won't lose fans, I'm sure they even lost some just because of the expectations vs the results they got in the past two seasons, but my impression of this is that they might do better if they can make a winning team out of this than just holding onto those players if things haven't been working out.
Would be interesting to see the magnitude of the backlash in reference to this if they can't manage to do better though.
For what it's worth i'm saying this as a RJH fanboi since APAC 2016, so I'd love to see him and Tobi stay on if they can work things out.
Possibly, but being THE Korean team I assume they'll be just fine fan base wise if they can make a winning team out of it.
It looks like they had problems throughout the year with that duo allegedly not wanting to play together. I'm guessing that attitude doesn't fit within the Boston vision.
It looks like it's still split per region, so they should be about the same as they are now. But I think this format is much better.
Talon coming through and showing what they're the real deal.
Well, with the exception that KR players have also been going to NA and PAC, and a few cases in AUS (probably making those regions stronger anyways) without it costing KR much since they only have 8 team spots.
Small addition to the argument that still supports what you mentioned.
What are the chances they're looking at Note?
I guess you give Blizz more credit than I do in this case.
"Yeah i've realized that i love that game too much in a team i was fucking mad at ranked specially since i cant play solo soo lets say my last tweet didn't exist : ONE LAST RIDE BOYS"
Right but Esports careers tend to be short, and putting in as much effort as they do doesn't seem to be worth it if their desire to play the game, their passion, is gone. This isn't even unique to Esports, in many other sports you have players that retire because the grind just isn't worth it to them, and no amount of money would have changed it for some.
I don't know if this is specifically what Asking is going through, but I'm just pointing out that a shiny new contract in the big leagues may not be enough to want to keep the grind going if you've lost the passion to play the game.
Examples of players that got what you mentioned and still lost passion for the game. I'm saying $$ and playing in the top league aren't always the answer to players not enjoying the game as much?
Tell that to Birdring and other players that played in OWL but still lost passion for the game.
Loss of passions aren't often remedied by getting traded though.
I understood, just wondering why they were surprised at this point.
I guess the coaches are signed under KSE, so things might be a bit more complicated than it seems.
AFAIK both are still with the GLA but are allowed to look for other opportunities. Feel free to correct me if that's incorrect, but I don't think either has left the Org as of yet.
Let me preface this by saying that I'm 500% rooting for VAN to win...
But holy fuck do SFS look scary. They lost one match then absolutely shit on the rest of the teams. They took down team that VAN barely beat and just bitch slapped them right out of the playoffs.
I'll be praying that I'm dead wrong in my gut feeling and that VAN pull off what I can only call as an upset at this point. Anyhow, my pred (that I hope VAN boom):
VAN 2-4 SFS
I'm really worried that HZS might get rolled on maps where they can't use Doom. Even then, SFS's are looking hella scary. tbh I wouldn't be terribly surprised if HZS only managed one map win, or possibly even none.
Not gonna lie though, I will be rooting for them nonetheless.
HZS 2-4 SFS
Did I say 5%? I actually meant 95%, never doubted for a second. Now please excuse me while I go change my underwear.
We, the north.
They got to play in what was by far the weaker division. Not to take anything away from their record but teams like VAN and SFS had to battle it out against stronger opponents for most of the year and still came out on top.
NYXL "deserves" nothing until they earn it. They prove the naysayers wrong the only way possible: by winning. Until that happens they'll remain the team that does well during the regular season but that can't stand up to the moment when the chips are down and the dicks are on the table.
Also, what you just said would probably make from another good copy/pasta, specially the Florida part.
Nah, they looked like they didn't know how to play the meta since pretty much stage 4. So "should have won" isn't something I'd remotely associate with their playoff performance last year. Their play dictated where they ended the playoffs.
ATL 3-4 HZS
GLA 2-4 SFS
Both teams looking solid, bout 5% confidence in this but...
VAN 4-3 NYXL
Fits, Fleta and Marve1 got comprehensively schooled.
NYXL 4-3 ATL