> because MLG has been with halo since the beginning, plus the results are always top notch, its worth saying that AGL is known to have great tournaments as well, however it still doesn`t compare to MLG.
But is that a reason to stick around? I feel like that’s Halo’s only competitive avenue while Starcraft has multiple different leagues and various tournaments constantly being held. You can’t turn your head without hearing or seeing another dota 2 tournament. The MLG only has a few major tournaments per yer, and the prize pools aren’t even that big compared to other games…
Does 343i/Microsoft even have an E-sports manager/team?
AGL seems like a fun time. Hopefully they’ll come to the Pacific North West for some tournaments, but they seem to have a very small prize pool…
> Dota 2’s not on the circuit yet because the game is technically incomplete. It’s in a fully playable state, but not all heroes are out yet and Valve wants to do more, plus having more than 1 Dota-style game is inefficient, especially when LoL brings in more money/viewers.
True LoL does bring more viewers/money, but many people believe that Dota 2 is more balanced game and more entertaining to watch, and simply something that a lot of leagues can’t and don’t ignore.
> Blizzcon is mostly a joke. It gets a lot of viewers, but Blizzard itself doesn’t care. Also, lol @ you for thinking Dreamhack is bigger than GSL finals. GSL is the most competitive SC2 League bud. Either that or Kespa leagues.
I thought Blizzcon was taken pretty seriously as well as this year’s big international tournament since there was no 2012 blizzcon.
> People care about MLG settings for Halo because they created order out of the chaos that there used to be. Lots of items in the Halo sandbox were detrimental to competition/skill and as a result, MLG removed them. MLG playlists are usually the most skill-oriented/have the best players(the professionals, Snip3down, OGRE 1 & 2, etc), and so the settings have become associated with the most skill-requiring gametype. Do some research bud.
I guess my question is why does the community need the MLG to do this? Couldn’t we create our own playlists that we believe are the most skill based/competitive? I fail to see how the MLG is the standard for competitive Halo. It seems like they took the mantle (See what I did there?) and have been running with it, but the MLG is losing popularity so wouldn’t it be wise to take business else where for the main source of competitive gaming?
Shouldn’t halo be just as big as CoD, SC2, LoL, Dota 2, and nameless other games? I just don’t see that happening with the community clutching on to the MLG as their sort of competitive saviors.