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Posts posted by L3G3ND6

  1. Not tweeting out the teams =/= the team wasn't submitted in time. Thats all the roster lock is for, so that each team has the same exact length of time to decide on their roster.  Not to tell everybody about it.


    Not that they shouldn't announce the rosters, they certainly should, but you are implying that rules were broken when they probably were not.

    I'm saying if they hadn't then yes rules were broke. However, even if they were, pro league starts tomorrow, and nobody knows wtf is happening with LG.


    I seriously did not realise pro league starts tomorrow.


    Also they didn't tweet out ex-OS's team. So I'm guessing both LG and ex-OS are both for announcements and it's just ESL being friendly. They are nice people after all.


     Yeah man, even though it is pro league, I can't wait. We haven't had decent length HCS action in a long time. With OS, they've each said it's the same team, just a different organisation. Completely different scenario.

  2. If its as Chad suspects, its a courtesy thing.  Yeah they probably should have had their shit together, but with all the issues the scene has at the moment letting an org be sure everything is above-board is fine.  Assuming that is what is going on...


    But odds are...


    they just forgot


    I don't know about that. I mean, Halo is already seen as one of the shadiest esports scenes when it comes to contracts and roster moves. ESL, whether they're just trying to be courteous or not are just further perpetuating the stereotype. The roster lock served 2 purposes. First to get the final team lineup. The second, was so that ESL could introduce the teams that will be playing tomorrow (when pro league starts). Viewers now know all of their favourite team's rosters - except LG, despite the fact that it starts tomorrow.


    I do not see why they should have to tweet out a teams roster either if they're still finalizing the roster or if they're wanting to release the info themselves.

    Because the entire point of the roster lock was to have the roster finalised by the deadline. No team should be above that, otherwise what is the point in having it in the first place.

  3. He means using the Halo 5 PC build w/ a controller for LAN events. The controller aiming on PC is much more consistent and smoother than the console, for whatever reason,


    In reality, Halo 5 PC is unstable as fuck and would absolutely introduce us to Championship Tuesday.


    Ah, I thought that could be what he's referring to. What I said still stands though, if the aiming is different, it will put some people off, even if it is in essence better, it's not what they're used to, and as you said, it isn't exactly stable either haha.

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    Why don't they use PC's for events. I know it's a lot cheaper to use the dev kits but why not use pc's for main stage to get actual LAN or even to get good aiming

    The vast majority of Halo pro players would become obsolete if it became a KB+M game. Plus, it's a console esport, making a shift to PC would be way too difficult and alienate those that actually do show up to compete, and have invested a lot of time into it (even if aiming is better, it's still different to what people would be used to, so could put people in a bad position).

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  5. Completely agree about the sniper role.  The moment i saw the lineup i thought ' Finally, a sniper!' 


    I agree, that kind Lethul-style role is a good fit for Jimbo although it took a while for him to adjust to it when he originally joined FabE.


    As well as the setup aspect, i think one of the biggest gaps between EU - NA is the speed.  How quickly most NA teams can see an opening and exploit it is huge i think.  Seeing how some teams dismantled FabE, it always seemed to be the speed of collapses etc would constantly pick them apart. Gunskill-wise i think most of those players can compete with most NA players but the setups-speed of collapse etc is something they need to work on for sure.


    I hope they get a chance to bootcamp before Denver.

    Aye. Well, they'll get some practice at Gfinity, but there isn't really a team that can compete with them atm, but anything that can happen at LAN. It'd be great if there was some kind of 'beyond the sticks' with them and a team like NV/OpTic, just imagine how drastically different things could become. Speaking of Gfinity, are you going? (I think I remember seeing you say that you were going but not entirely sure, haha).

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  6. I know what you mean, they definitely have some work to do.  Hopefully Jimbo can get back to his objective style of play from the FabE days as i think he moved back to being a main slayer when on Invictus.  Mose has the potential to be a really good objective player i think, his decision making is usually really good (i know he got Ninja'd yesterday lol) so if he can focus it a little more to objective efficiency rather than just slaying they could do really well.

    I think Jimbo would work well as the team's X-factor. Respectful and Kimbo focus on slays, MQSE focus on OBJ while Jimbo does what is needed (so assists in either slaying or OBJ). At this point, I think most EU players, myself included, have ninja'd MQSE haha, it's kind of like a right of passage. With Kimbo they'll finally have someone that can do some work with the sniper though, which they didn't really have on the past FABe team.


    Honestly, the thing that seperates EU and NA the most isn't really gunskill (though that is a part of it). In EU, there are no setups. It's pretty much just a gunskill competition for the most part, which is why the last FABe team was so successful, as it was the 4 best players in EU on 1 team. However, with NA, they have the same/better gunskill which already nullifies the reason for FABe's success but they can also work as a team and utilise setups and strategies. The old Epsilon that placed well in 2016 however, I think was the complete opposite, less gunskill but had great team work which paid off for them.

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  7. Yeah, im really liking this team.  The comms and general team banter seems pretty chilled and good natured.  They still have a bit of work to do with team chemistry and i think Kimbo isnt playing as well as he can yet but once that all clicks, they have tons of potential.  Cant wait to see them on LAN. 

    Yeah, they're definitely a great team and I can't wait to see how they do at Gfinity either. But, they really need to work on their objective games. It's a team of 4 slayers, and the one map they did drop during the cup yesterday was a strongholds where they only had like 11 points, which is pretty bad considering the talent. If they can manage to get the chemistry and objective work nailed, they may even give top 6-8 NA teams a run for their money at Denver.

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  8. snip


    It's not just the Swedish, haha.


    This mentality stems from the current HCS set-up.  


    The current system offers zero incentive for amateur players to compete because honestly, they get nothing out of it.  If you're going to buy a team pass, book a flight/hotel, and take off time from work/school to make it to these events, then the amateur players need to get something in return for it. There needs to be some sort of a HCS pro league points system put in place to incentivize amateur players to want to continuously compete at events.


    It would be great to get a points system like that going.


    But I wasn't just talking about HCS though, we've had a lot of teams form from community run leagues and cups that people participate in, and average EU teams rather play MM, probably because they take scrim scores way too seriously, so they're afraid of getting swept and hurting their ego. I mean, beat a great team? Awesome. Lose to a greater team? Also awesome, as you will have learned a lot from both. One works well to show you how far you've progressed, while the other shows just how much more progression there is to be had.

    Like, I've tweeted out about a scrim for tonight around 7:30 - 8 UK time (if possible) for the last 3 days or so, including not too long ago. I then see one of the top AMs who follow me tweet out that they're looking for one at the exact time, but is only looking to scrim other top AMs. Can't expect the scene to grow or people to get better if they don't even get to play players who are better than themselves, which is where MM is kind of a band-aid for EU, where you just might be able to match some of them.

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  9. They've done events in LATAM for Gears and Halo. 

    DreamHack was only in EU for the longest and now they do a good amount of events in NA. 

    Aye, but I don't think they are interested in expanding into the NA scene, particularly due to the number of already established TOs there and their launch of their new challenger series. Don't get me wrong, it'd be great, but I just couldn't see it ever happening.

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