Re: LG takes S11 Crown
new controversy unfolding, and this is what I've deduced from the natf2 and esea forums....
for quite a while now, there has been a big community donation drive to send 1 or 2 teams to europe for i46 LAN. eXtv are organising this, and having an event this weekend to determine which team/s will qualify to receive the subsidy/money to go to i46.
there are some questions being asked:
why the winner of this online tournament is somehow more deserving to go than LG are? (considering LG just won on LAN and the 'online superstar teams' failed to replicate winning results)
therefore, why not take a LAN result over an online result? (apples with apples)
does it have to be a team or are they going to send a composite team?
do roster changes that are predicted soon have any bearing?
ie, does team stability count for anything? (note LG/quantic/eMg have been together for ?3/4 seasons)
should the community (those who are donating) get to vote on the team, rather than the winner getting automatic berth?
in eXtv's defence
a) the eXtv crew discussed this all with the team captains well before the S11 LAN, and all were in agreeance
b) alot of people donated with the expectation that there would be an extra tournament for them to watch etc
c) they're great drivers of community stuff like this and have been instrumental in raising the profile of top level tf2, to the point where i think the tf2 streams of the S11 LAN had considerably more viewers than the CS stream and will be reportedly contributing quite a bit out of their own pockets
satsuper: the rapture didnt happen because this time we remembered to spawn camp jesus