The people behind this are just trying to do the best job they can. Maybe things aren't written perfectly but they are just trying to give the community the best experience they can and none of them are really paid for what they are worth for what they are doing... they are more or less volunteering their time for this game. By causing drama or bringing lawsuits or writing letters to companies, that results in people either not willing to try to create amazing tournaments such as this one any longer for fear of repercussions or they have hire their own lawyers just to make sure that the rules are in line. If they have to hire lawyers, that takes money out of prize pools, which creates less incentive for practice for the pros to play, which results in a worse product, which results in fewer people watching, and the game dying.
You get 5-15 people out of thousands who are watching to become offended and the world listens to those small minority because they like to yell a lot and have righteous indignation.
So even though I can see how there could be issues, I'm going to pray that no one causes it because instead of causing headaches, we should be thanking and praising everyone involved. The tournament so far has been sick.
Thank you to the sponsors for providing the money to a game and show that is a risk since it is so old
Thank you to the casters for doing the best job that they can, for putting their heart and soul into it. People on the internet hide behind the computers and knock you for making mistakes or not making a show up to their standards but you still put yourself out there every day and give me at least a show that I appreciate so much.
Thank you to the organizers for putting all their work into it. It takes an incredible amount of work and you just decided to try to make your beloved game become even better. No one hired you, you took initiative to create this event and I appreciate it.
Thank you to the players. Brazukas and Suomi for your high level team coordination and play that I fell in love with during the nations cup in 2017. To SY, Frantic, and Vietnam Legends for your crazy exciting play and hard work to make this tournament super deep. To aM and Secret for the continued highest level of play from players I believe the game has ever seen that has pushed all these other teams to lift their games to yet another level. To Heresy for putting together a team with so much potential for the future as you continue to learn and play together. To all teams, I know that losing early isn't desired but I don't look at it as any of you are actually disappointing but that many players are putting so much work into their play and it is paying off for them. Even if everyone involved plays perfectly, someone still has to lose. I was so excited personally these past two weekends to see what would happen in every game which means you all are doing an amazing job.
That also made me go .. "are you for real?". And I agree with most of your points. But I like to play Devil's advocate a lot (to a fault). This tournament and the organizers are professional and if there is a matter of legal consequences, it doesn't hurt to change a line in a document (IF it needs to be changed). After all law doesn't always make an exception when we adhere to our best intentions. Forums have always been like this. You take one argument and turn it into a hyperbole. But if its legit advice, you should take it even if its coming from your enemy....By causing drama or bringing lawsuits or writing letters to companies..
thank you @pkz for putting like option on the posts, imagine if this was followed by 19 " +1 ".This is the most unnecessary, silly drama I have ever seen. And I'm up to date on the clown circus drama.
Well, a real drama is twich in aoe2 lationamerican comunity, because in latam the internet is slow and expensive and soo much people can´t see the twitch cast because for that and they migrate to youtube if one free caster decide to cast the series and you see numbers like 1k spects or more. The spanish cast in escapeaoe have low numbers in relations of people what see the games.
In youtube the codec is very fast but you dont have the quality of twitch casting, but the spanish comunuty in general dont have the internet to see twitch casters. We have internet less than ten megabytes in general.
In the past events - Europe East-, Age of empires 2 had in the top five most seen esports in youtube.
In Latam is very common to use hamachi to stop fp problems 11.
This is a bit over-the-top.
Not sure if twitch partners are allowed to stream games on youtube
Well they would probably just make the stream in spanish on youtube instead of twitch (if they could get way more viewers there).
I'm pretty sure you can't restream on youtube as you said.
maybe you need to introduce more the other teams to the casual viewers, you need to build rivalries, you need to make people interested in the tourney, not only in one team,
Totally agree. Personally I would like to see a short and to the point version of nili's aoe history relevant to the player, plus in depth player profile/interview like those on this site. History and rivalries between players should be dramatized a little bit and used as transitions between players introduced.
For example you can start from our lord and savior DauT. First present his reputation in the community, then show his accomplishments. Summerise his playstyle and personality , and pfinally play out the rivalry/drama.