Evo was a blast this year. It always is fantastic, but it was really neat to meet a lot of folks who had been…
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So it’s intrigued me how in the RTS genre if you want competition the only games are Blizzard games yet in the fighting game genre you have way more games from different developers.
Is it an issue with RTS devs or an issue with the people who play RTS games? It’s something I’ve pondered for a while and I am beginning to believe it’s the latter.
So I spent a lot of time researching what those guys did to give their scene an internet presence. By and large their online play is not fit for competition, they still need offline events for competition and they have a lot of them. They have monthly tournaments and weekly tournaments to supplement their major events. Two of the biggest weeklies are NLBC and WNF which can get nearly 10k current viewers.
Compared to RTS where the online play is fit for competition but the barometer is the auto match ladder and there are only tournaments every quarter. So I am thinking about hosting weeklies for CoH at least and maybe other games.
For a long time I’ve wanted to do an EVO like event for RTS games but it’s been exceptionally hard to get the different communities to work together, people also don’t like that a scene filled with “button mashing” games managed to make a success of what they had with little to no developer support.
So what are your thoughts? More tournaments to get people competing more than they currently are or am I wasting my time and is this something the devs should be addressing for their games? Leave your comments down below!
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Firstly I’d like to say thank you to everyone who participated and promoted this tournament. The event wouldn’t be anything without you.
Secondly I’d like to congratulate BartonPL for winning the tournament and also to OMGPOP! for coming second. I hope you enjoyed playing in a tournament setting and that I will see you all return for future events. As the purpose for these events is to strengthen and build the community in the spirit of competition which makes everyone important not just the people who finish in the top 8.
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I will be arranging more events for fans of the Company of Heroes franchise, so stay tuned to this space!
Liam Kai Fung Ip