It was specificly targeted at one person, who I metioned in my post.I don't think you should dismiss it that way, you're not doing anyone a service by calling it "stupid drama". There is an interesting -and hard to answer- question that is asked here with the streaming rules.
Nobody is denying that Memb is taking risks by putting forth the money and that it is totally fair that other streamers wishing to cast the event would contribute as well (given that the price is per subscriber and not fixed, it is arguably more affordable for smaller streamers). The question is whether or not this is the best way of making sure Memb benefits the most from the event (growth wise, money wise, whatever he considers benefitting from the event!).
If you look at the bigger picture, closed streaming means less viewership, and potentially less growth for the competitive scene. It is impossible to measure exactly how it played, but having the fully open streaming policy on KOTD 1 could have led to an increase in overall viewers base which in turn could have motivated Microsoft to invest into the second opus of the tournament. Who knows?
While I absolutely agree with the premise that casters who benefit from broadcasting the event should pitch in in some shape or form, I'm not sure this is the best way to approach it.$0.50 per sub is actually really cheap given the amount of money and time Memb has personally invested.
You pay the most because you would make the most. It's really absolutely simple. Why should you keep the same initial fee as someone who makes nothing? You need to look at it differently - would it be nice if everyone had to pay a set fee of like 500$ without looking at subs (subs are a relatively good way to tell how much money a streamer is making)? Lower for you, yay, impossible for everyone else. Yay...?It's a policy which affects people on their amount of personally success and varies greatly. This is really heartbreaking because I obviously want to cast it, as it's an awesome event. But I'm in a unique situation where I can create content full-time and I take that situation seriously. I can't put my day to day life in jeopardy for a tournament regardless of how exciting it is for me. To work hard for a large subscriber number and then have that number taxed in a sense, is really difficult to swallow.
I can also stop doing things "for the community" and make organizers and players pay for using WK.Personally I think it's time players agreed to stop doing things "for the community" (translation - for whoever's streaming their gameplay for profit) and started looking out for themselves more. If that involves password locking rooms unless someone puts up money for a showmatch, so be it.
Working against each other or for the money is always a regression in human mind, bevaviour and evolution. If today someone thinks competition is a postive factor instead of working together --> fails hard.
Everyone thinks hes alone and has to do his own thing, thats wrong. Get away with this stupid "elbow-thinking".
- Every Caster, who wants to cast has to put money in the pricepool of the tourney (according to his average viewer number) - so Memb can spend less then 5k -
- Memb invites CoCaster to cast wtih him together on his cannel or WITHOUT him but still on his channel