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  1. I kind of agree with his stance in the sense where if you have a voice, it is kind of your responsibility to use it properly. These pro-players and influencers who garner a lot of views and impressions should be part of the solution and not just pointing out the problem. I think if you're a "heavy player" you need to come from a place of compromise and be more level-headed and less heavy-handed with your opinions, or you might cause more problems than you fix. If that makes sense.
  2. I understand Royal 2, LethuL and SnakeBite's extended success in H2A and H5. .....2Gre is still the GOAT to me.
  3. They are competing under the team name Infinite. Shotzzy, Bubu, Falcated, Tusk
  4. I think everyone realizes how much MLG loved (and still loves) Halo. Halo was really the first game that put MLG on the map. Halo put e-sports on the map IMO. MLG was very good at working with what they had when it came to the Halo franchise. Obviously, people are more familiar with the tweaking that took place in games from H3 and onward (Forge and the ability to customize maps/games a little more), but it wasn't like they used H2's default settings. Things like removing Radar, removing the plasma pistol on some maps (the tracking on that thing in H2 was something else). Even something like making CTF games 30 minutes in H2 and H3 because Overtime wasn't a thing in those games yet. Even now when @Clap talks about Halo, you can tell he loves the franchise and the community. The Halo games dropped in quality and with the rise of PC gaming, Halo just fell to the back.
  5. Bradley Eric Aaron TJ .....that spells something..... ..... Thats right. They're going to BATE the competition into unfavorable match-ups to win the tournament.
  6. One thing I noticed was how composed Rec was, and how much their skill carried them. In H5 every time Snipedown (nV) would beat Optic/Tox, it always seemed to be a momentum victory, where they would gain steam and put Optic away. When Royal 2 got that Triple-Kill on Construct, it was the type of momentum-swinging play that would cause nV to unravel in H5. For Rec to absorb a swing play like that and seal the victory was huge IMO.
  7. I would love to see team fortnite ( Hysteria, FearItSelf, Victory X, Pistola) at an H3 event. You take 3/4ths of one of the best H3 Teams and the best team at it's conclusion, and a guy who many considered the best skilled H3 player.
  8. There is no asterisk next to the event. Teams coming in unprepared don't add asterisks to events. Carbon doesn't have an asterisk next to their wins because OG Saiyan stopped caring. Splyce came in unprepared and got smacked. In fact, you could argue that the Halo 3 event has an asterisk next to it more so than this Halo 5 event. I also agree with the person above me, it would be poetic if Snipedown closes out H5 the way he started it, toppling CLG/Optic/Tox as the underdog.
  9. What bodes well for Rec is that Saiyan (who IMO is their most skilled player) didn't have to go off for them to win. Kind of like old ENVY (Mikwen, Pistola, Snipedown, Huke) where Huke was their engine and he had to play insane for them to compete, its a good sign that Saiyan didn't go off and they were still able to hang and beat TOX.
  10. Shout-out to @@Ninja for hosting Halo. I know it's taboo to talk about Ninja, but it's cool that he still has ties to the community and cares about Halo.
  11. If 343 is planning on implementing a more traditional Halo game (No sprint), a victory lap of Halo 3 would be a great way to re-energize a behemoth of a franchise/fan-base and to get the hype back up for a new Halo release.
  12. I think what made Halo 2 great was how many ways a fight could go. Get too close in a BR fight? You'll get BXR'd or BXB'd. Go in for the melee? You might get 4-Shotted or Quad-shotted ( god those were satisfying to watch). The double shot gave you the chance to win a BR fight down one shot or even two. Going for it could also cost you a BR fight you were up in. The sniper had less magnetism, so doubles and triples just looked so smooth. I truly enjoyed Halo 3 (I was better at it then I was at halo 2.), but it was a little more rigid in that regard (if you were down a shot in H3, you still could pull it out, but it was just less likely.)
  13. Everyone clamoring about how great Halo 3 is aren't wrong. But to me, Halo 2 was the most entertaining Halo to watch, and for me it wasn't particularly close.
  14. Regardless of what happens after H5, CLG/OG/TOX will probably go down as one of the greatest teams in Modern Halo. To be as consistent as they've been and dominated like they have without making a single team change is seriously impressive. Probably the closest thing we've seen to Final Boss and SnakeBite and Royal 2 might be the GOAT Duo in terms of longevity/Success given the duo's success in Reach, H2A, & H5. I think 2gre is still the GOAT, but across CE (Ogre 1), H2 (Ogre1/Walshy), H3 (Pistola?/FearItSelf/Victory X), Reach (RoyBox/Pistola) and H2A (SnakeBite, Royal 2) he's never had a running mate for as long as SnakeBite and Royal 2 have been a duo.
  15. The Ogres have been grinding H3 off-stream on alt-tags to show up at the 2v2 and dominate.
  16. If Shotzzy's freak movement is based on his skill and dedication to pushing game limits, it should somewhat transfer over into CoD. An example would be TFue, Ninja has said on stream that Tfue is the best at finding game exploits and using them, whether it's Fortnite, PUBG, or H1Z1. Time will tell, but players like him and Frosty have the best chance of translating over IMO, because of their dedication to get even the slightest edge.
  17. If Colleges are going to invest into an E-Sport, I would think they would go with a sport that is least likely to flop and would probably be a PC game that could appeal to the masses a little better. (EX: League, CS, Dota, etc.)
  18. I 100% missed Str8 Rippin, you are correct. I will concede that H3 probably had the greatest amount of parity for all the Halo titles, but I do think my overall argument still stands.
  19. I mean, I'd argue that Halo has always been top heavy. Final Boss never placed outside the Top 2 in H2 (kind of like TOX now in H5.) Halo 3 actually had a decent amount of parity, but it was rotated amongst 3 different teams (Instinct/tD/Final Boss) I wasn't really here for Reach, but there was a team named "God Squad" (Instinct - Ogre 2/Pistola/Roy/Lunchbox) In H2A, it was EG vs. CLG with EG getting the better of them most of the time. I'm not saying it's not a problem or something that might be holding Halo back as an E-sport. I just think it's something that's always been a part of Halo, you know?
  20. SnakeBite played H3 but his highest placing ever was 5th place, and that was at his second to last event. Reach was really his coming out party IMO
  21. Players like SnakeBite & Royal 2 will fall off eventually; Father time is undefeated. However, they're prime examples of guys who are simply less likely to fall off because of how fundamentally sound they are. Royal 2 plays H5 slow. He's not zipping around the map, (relative to other top pros) he just slays out. He and SnakeBite are just so sound in their mechanics and in game sense, they play well. And to @@Knighty Knight's point, yes game fatigue is a part of it. Players like Lunchbox, Roy, Ninja, and VictoryX probably could've grinded Halo more and remained in the Top 8 of teams. But those guys aren't used to being Top 8. RoyBox dominated H2A, Ninja was a top-tier H4/H2A player and Victory has been a top-tier player since H2. They probably have little desire to play a game they may or may not enjoy and not compete at the highest level (competing for a championship) I can't think of very many players across all the Halo titles that literally walked away on top or near the top. Zyos? debatable. OG Saiyan? FB faltered and people pointed to his lack of drive and dedication as a reason and a catalyst for him being replaced by StrongSide, ushering in the second dominate reign for Final Boss. These Pros are competitive, it's hard to look at a game that you're dominating in and simply say "eh, I'm good" Compound that with the very generous pay-outs for H5 Tournaments and don't agree that it's simply "I'm tired" But I love the debates guys, talking Halo has always been something I've enjoyed greatly. This is the game I grew up on, and nothing would make me happier than to see Halo capture some of it's magic. The same magic that got me into competitive gaming.
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