I would fake the flu 24 hours before this match if I was on SHD.
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|Last Posted:||January 22, 2018 at 6:10 PM|
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I would fake the flu 24 hours before this match if I was on SHD.
I'm repeating myself? Do you lack self awareness? You're the person who butted into a conversation you have literally no place entering. You don't know shit about CSGO and it's very obvious.
You act like 9 (it's actually 8) different winners over the last 12 majors is something that suggests diversity? For starters, it's been 12 majors over the course of more than 5 years. The French superteams Envy and LDLC were the same team just a different organization, same w/ the Brazilian LG and SK teams. But you wouldn't know this, because you don't watch CSGO or know what you're talking about. So 2 by NV/LDLC, 2 by SK-gaming and 3 by Fnatic. That leaves 7 out of 12 majors won between 3 teams. How very diverse. I feel like I'm talking to someone who reads about CSGO through Wikipedia. It's so obviously transparent.
Now to get to your general, bolded point. I find CSGO stale and boring because it's old, stale and boring. Same players, same teams getting worse every year. OW is new, fresh and full of new players, teams and talent that are reinventing the game and the meta. That doesn't exist in CSGO. But then again you wouldn't know that, because you don't watch it or know what you're talking about.
What I don't understand is you're trying to talk about CSGO like you actually have a clue about what is going on in that game, or what has ever gone on in that game. You also admitted that you didn't watch CSGO, just read news here and there which is why I commented about your ignorance.
Let me ask you, do you even know what the top 10 in CSGO is? VP is going to go 0-3 in this year's major and will more than likely do some form of drastic roster change. NiP didn't even qualify for the MINOR, let alone the major. Shox, a legendary player in the game's beginnings hasn't made it to the playoffs in a major since Katowice 2015, 3 fucking years and his team G2 hasn't played up to it's potential since French mix 3.0. But of course they're all doing just great. Don't even get me started on the other side of the French mix of EnvyUs, they aren't even worth talking about with how abysmal they've been.
This leaves you with C9 who hasn't been good since sgares stepped down, fnatic who hasn't been good since 2015 and went through several roster changes, North who is struggling to be a middle tier team and Astralis who is about to get bounced out of another major early.
Maybe you should actually watch the games you comment on because reading what you write just cracks me up. You're actually clueless, like listening to my dad talk about CS.
Great match. WP both teams.
Like I understand why NYXL starts Libero - he is their projectile dude, he's a great player and they're winning all their matches pretty convincingly ... but Pine :(** It's going to be insane when Flower is eligible too.
I'm calling it right now - this is where DF turns their season around. They play SFS > Boston > Philly > NYXL > SHD over the next 5 matches. With the exception of NYXL (who I think they can beat if they come into that match on a roll), those are all very winnable games.
DF starts the ball rolling with a 3-1 win here.
This is the risk you run when you pick up Twitch personalities with questionable judgment and composure. Hopefully xQc gets his act together and DF can just move on and focus on winning matches and not PR drama.
As if DF needed anymore distractions. What a disastrous start to their season.
And here is commercial thinking 101. So a game is interesting and exciting if there is money involved? Good to know. Glad to know that line of thinking that has ruined a vast majority of things I love in real life has slowly made its way into online gaming too. It's like you actually work @ Activision.
But I can understand as a casual outsider who reads HLTV every now and then w/ a very limited amount of knowledge of what they're actually talking about could have that perspective. You saying that there are only a "few teams that fit that criteria" in terms of having over-the-hill players, now that is the most retarded, obviously uninformed statement I've read. Look @ the current top 10 in CSGO, if you can recognize any of the teams or players w/ you would know that most of them have been shadows of themselves for well over a year, with the exception of SK-gaming.
But hey, if I watched games simply for the prize pool I'd only watch DOTA2 and I'd only watch it once a year for the International because that's the only tournament that matters because money and sponsors are the only things that make games relevant.
Great interview! Like a lot how he gave props to chips, JjoNak and Ryujehong.
I'm stupid because I find CSGO boring, repetitive and stale in 2018? Like many other veteran CS players? Who wants to watch a "superteam" like FaZe win anything? Who wants to watch a bunch of washed up, burned out CS pros play a game simply to collect a paycheck? Talking about NiP, VP, Astralis, Fnatic, G2, EnvyUs, NaVi just to name a few. The game is stale. When a game is out for nearly 5+ years, it becomes stale just like 1.6 did. And if you think Gambit, ex-Immortals and BIG are truly great CS teams in a highly competitive CS scene, just no. People are just burned out on that game and it's hard to push yourself to the limits when playing the game becomes a nothing but a job.
I'm sorry you don't agree with me about the state of CSGO competitive play and Semmlar, but honestly you're hyper opinionated posturing and excessive typos aren't really appreciated.
If you honestly think people only liked Anders, I don't know what to tell you. Very distinct differences of opinion. Semmlar, despite what people write about him on HLTV, reddit and Twitch chat, actually has a lot of fans and supporters.
And also, if you think 2018 CSGO is even mildly as interesting as CSGO back in 2015/2016 I don't know what to tell you. CSGO is so stale these days it's actually amazing that it still has all the support it does.
How exactly am I being "willfully ignorant"? The only thing people know about the situation between Anders and Semmlar is that they both grew tired of splitting the casting role 50/50 mid-match and wanted to have more defined roles. Neither of them were happy and that's why Anders is paired with Moses now because Moses is an ex-pro who is more color commentary/analysis while Anders does play-by-play. Semmlar tried to freelance and people questioned his sexual orientation and eventually he fell out of favor with all the competition from other top casting duos that exist in CSGO today.
It actually was a situation of x OR y, x being Semmlar and Y being Anders and the community chose Anders.
I have no problem with Semmlar like many other CSGO turned OW players have. I've supported Semmlar, Anders, Vendetta and the RoomOnFire guys since it was created years ago. They are a great group of guys who cared vehemently about Counter-Strike. The falling-out-of-love affair with Semmy and the CSGO community is a strange one considering Semmy/Anders was the casting duo during CSGO's prime. I think he simply got a bit too comfortable and the fans got turned off by it.
Either way my biggest issue with Semmy isn't him being in OWL, I welcome him or any other legitimate talent from other games (Monte/DoA for example) to represent OW because it promotes the game's growth. My biggest issue with Semmy and some of the other OWL talent, is why are they there over ZP? It was honestly a really bad judgement call on Blizzard's part excluding ZP, the voice of Overwatch.
Striker and Dream might be the most underrated DPS duo in all of OWL while Babybay/Danteh are probably the most overrated (in my opinion). Both teams have their weaknesses but I think SFS will win 3-2 due to experience and superior comms.
Why hasn't iddqd played any maps yet anyway?
Really hoping LAV sticks w/ silkthread/SoOn as their DPS combo for the remainder of the season and let them continue to synergize together. They're dangerous.
But not as dangerous as profit/birdring/rascal ... Spitfire 3-1
More fuel for the Spitfire to burn. This shouldn't be close, even if DF does show up and play better than they have in weeks past. It's a long season though and I haven't given up on the ex-Envy boys quite yet.
It's crazy how poorly the ex-Misfits are playing. And we can't even blame Logix underperforming on LAN anymore because he's honestly been one of their better players. They just don't seem to have any playmaking ability nor any stable comp/strat they can fall back on.
Still think they will win 3-1/4-0 though, SHD are just atrocious.
I just don't understand what's going on with Dallas:
what's the point of having Taimou if Effect is going to play hitscan over him, Mickie is going to play Roadhog over him and Seagull is the designated projectile specialist?
what was the point of picking up Custa, a Zenyatta specialist if they are going to put him on Mercy (which he was clearly not performing well on) and put chips on Zen?
I'm just so confused by so many decisions that DF is making, let alone how they are playing.
Dude ... this is a massacre. Was not expecting this kind of flat, uninspired approach by DF. It's like they've completely lost their identity altogether.
Hard to predict this one. Loving how well the NYXL are playing right now and the thought that they aren't full strength yet is scary. But the LAV don't have any noticeable holes in their lineup either, especially with how well silkthread has been playing.
Wow that Nomy profile video ... right in the feels man ...
Best of luck to SFS and especially Nomy moving forward.
Dallas is too talented and experienced to go 0-3 ..... right? I'm not sure what has exactly happened to Taimou but DF overall seems to lack firepower where they didn't before. Either way looking forward to Link vs. EFFECT duels.
Florida just looks terrible. What a disappointment.
Yeah it is, just like every other game on SHD's roster. Team just blows.
The return of SoOn will make this match interesting. Also I hope they put Agilities on the pine again and let silkthread play alongside SoOn because they looked like they much more dangerous DPS duo.
Also, where has Grim been? Is there a reason we haven't seen him play yet?
Pine's McCree holy ...
Rooting for SHD because they just seem kinda lost out there, they could use this win against a lower tier team to boost their confidence.
LETS GO SOON!
I don't know what their problem with ZP is exactly but it feels borderline criminal to hire CSGO reject Semmlar over him. He is the voice I identify with Overwatch, similar to how I feel about Anders in CSGO and Monte/Doa (in LoL).
As for the rest of the cast it all makes sense but it definitely feels like it's missing that homegrown element that ZP brought to the game and the community. Hopefully they reconsider in the future.
With how insane Logix was online it's hard not to have nothing but the highest expectations of him on LAN.
I'm still waiting for Logix to be impactful on LAN.
In S4's Bastion I believe.
DF is going to make an example of Seoul in this match. Would be cool if they put some kind of Hulk tribute on the Fuel's team jerseys/skins.
More than anything else I just love watching SoOn play. People slept on him and uNK0E when Rogue started to slip but now that they have solidified their spot in OWL I expect to see vintage play from them both.
The Dragons are going to be shitting blood just like they are in the logo after this match
I say that more in a way if he had an opportunity to celebrate another player's life in such a way, he would. He was one of the good people in OW, someone who a lot of people looked up to.
Hope everyone who participates has a good time! We all know HULK would be there rocking his slick silver hair fragging out on the monkey if he could.
At first I was impressed that HULK was able to compete with the young guns of Overwatch in the early days competitive. Later I was increasingly impressed that he was able to play and IGL the world's undisputed best team for such a long stretch of time. Now I can only mourn the loss of such an inspiring player and leader.
Rest in peace.
Jesus how horrible and unexpected. So sad for him and all his friends and family that I'm sure are crushed to hear this news.
Rest in peace Hulk, you were a force to be reckoned with and we won't soon forget.
I agree, the NYXL logo was a lot better, not sure why they went with that generic, obscure pattern instead ...
I swear to god zunba got at least a 2k on every Self-Destruct and secured some massively clutch kills for them.
Great showing by Canada though, never would have guessed they'd beat Sweden and put on such a good show!