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I gotta say I am truly excited for this season!!! I really believe its going to be epic. I'm hoping to get out to the Lan. Watching Austin struggle with what little support there was at the end of reach and thru Halo 4 I wasn't sure competitive Halo would make it off life support. I just wanted to say thanks to 343/ESL and all parties involved for giving these amazingly talented players a platform back to do what they love, and for giving us the fans a great league. Can't wait to be watching league matches 2 nights a week again. 

I'm a little sad they are on Wednesday and Thursday. Having league matches on during school nights really sucks especially since I won't be able to fully enjoy them with parents and whatnot. 

Still it'll be nice having to reserve two nights a week to Halo. 

I missed it. 

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No, I believe that we have assumed this. Like I said, they ran a Halo 5 event earlier this year.

Adam had told us himself that 343 had not allowed them to bid on holding other H5 tournaments, correct? I don't want to put words in his mouth.

 

@ , is this right?

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I'm a little sad they are on Wednesday and Thursday. Having league matches on during school nights really sucks especially since I won't be able to fully enjoy them with parents and whatnot. 

Still it'll be nice having to reserve two nights a week to Halo. 

I missed it. 

 

Why would your parents have anything to do with it?  Not sure how old you are, but even if you have strict parents that make you get to bed by a certain time (like I used to), just load up Twitch on your phone and plug in some headphones.  This strategy also works with porn.

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I don't think anyone is confused on that point, but would you care to explain the way in which POORLY managing this game's eSports scene is a more responsible use of their money? If anything, the reason they have less to invest at this point is that they're done a pretty mediocre job of it so far and interest continues to wane, which makes spending further money seem even less viable. So, is Microsoft angling for a Halo 6 that sells even worse than H5 did? Is that responsible as a "business, not a charity?" I really don't get your angle. Literally no one is suggesting that they do this for free. They are suggesting that they do it WELL.

 

In terms of money, driving more interest with more and better events can only benefit them. If viewership increases, if more people are interested in Halo as an eSport, more people buy and play the game, likely more people will buy REQ packs and Pro Team REQ packs, more potential for sponsorship and advertisement, more hype for the next game, and so on. As opposed to what they have currently, which is a pretty small core group of people who really want Halo eSports to be relevant again enough to watch H5 Spectator Mode Pro League. It's not a huge group.

 

Then again, maybe it is in Microsoft's best interest to put more money into the Coalition, because they're already demonstrated that they can run that IP more effectively than 343 has Halo.

I haven’t got an angle.

 

I was addressing Vin’s post in which he complained about the small prize pools for the open lans.

 

That said to address the rest of your post I agree that increased interest in Halo esports would only be a good thing. I’m sure Microsoft realizes that as well hence why they’ve already invested large sums of money into the scene. However, they clearly don’t believe that greater investment in Halo esports is going to net them a big enough return to be worth it. Honestly, that doesn’t surprise me.

 

With regards to the Coalition and money though, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the exact same situation happens there as it did with H5. A large initial injection to build hype before and just after release followed by a big drop in the money being invested.

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I'm a little sad they are on Wednesday and Thursday. Having league matches on during school nights really sucks especially since I won't be able to fully enjoy them with parents and whatnot. 

Still it'll be nice having to reserve two nights a week to Halo. 

I missed it. 

 I feel for ya bud Austin's little brother isn't going to be able to watch as much this season either , last season I let him stay up for the Friday night matches. Somehow things tend to work out though, I bet you'll find a way ;)

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wow, found a ticket for like 200....

seriously? lol everywhere I look its about 400 

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how the f*$k is frank the show not like time'd out or temp banned or something? The dude is out of control. People from esl/mlg/esports arena are in here giving out info, discussing, replying and all the guy does is insult and troll. I mean cooper got banned for much less. Is he unbannable because of his raging passion? or because he is close to the admins? 

He has tattoos.

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Why would your parents have anything to do with it?  Not sure how old you are, but even if you have strict parents that make you get to bed by a certain time (like I used to), just load up Twitch on your phone and plug in some headphones.  This strategy also works with porn.

Because every five minutes, "Zeke, do this!" or "Zeke, did you hear about that?" I have to respond because that's how its been for years. It's my last year here I'd like to make it uneventful. 

 

 I feel for ya bud Austin's little brother isn't going to be able to watch as much this season either , last season I let him stay up for the Friday night matches. Somehow things tend to work out though, I bet you'll find a way ;)

Where there is a will there is a way as they say. Ya gotta let him watch nV matches at least! I mean at least they start at 7:30 now not 9. 

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how the f*$k is frank the show not like time'd out or temp banned or something? The dude is out of control. People from esl/mlg/esports arena are in here giving out info, discussing, replying and all the guy does is insult and troll. I mean cooper got banned for much less. Is he unbannable because of his raging passion? or because he is close to the admins? 

 

People say a lot of heated things when news comes out, stop making Cooper out as some angel by the way. He got banned 5+ times and warned numerous times.

 

As always, feel free to report posts if you feel something is bad.

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At the end of the day I hope 343i sees the criticism they've received thus far -- regardless of tone -- and uses it to hit the ground running with H6. Things like transparency, more incorporation of community input regarding settings and sandbox, spectator mode, well-run LANs by reputable companies, growing the grassroots scene, a PC release, and maintaining a pro league are all things that will grow the scene and should continue or be improved upon. And luckily that 'niche' of competitive arena-ish shooter hasn't been filled, so they still have a shot (unless quake champions is actually good competitively, in which case it'd be an uphill battle for Halo, but i digress). 

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For those of you who don't know me or didn't see it because it lost in the shuffle -  I'd like to quote this and let you all know that I am deadly serious. 

 

I don't always agree with everything that goes down but I will always support this community of competitive Halo.

 

Any Washington locals looking to go Premium?...

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Those were the days, had to use my mom's credit card in 2006.

 

Anybody remember trying to get octoshape to work in Halo 3? Fun times.

Holy shit, fuck octoshape why did you remind me.

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I feel for ya bud Austin's little brother isn't going to be able to watch as much this season either , last season I let him stay up for the Friday night matches. Somehow things tend to work out though, I bet you'll find a way ;)

i was instinctively ready for some parenting truth bombs from @@Cooper only for the reality to set in. #R2D2soon

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Lethul, Lunchbox, Roy, Snipedown

vs

Frosty, Ogre 2, Royal 2, Snakebite

 

For the fun times match. Do it. Fly out Ogre 2 in general as well. Get him commentating or something.

I do think flying 2gre out as well as people like Walshy is a good idea. The only mistake they need to avoid is trying to force them to be casters. They don't need to be Simms or Puckett or anything like that. 2gre would be up there talking and on stream to be 2gre. The same for Walshy and others. People love those guys and would genuinely care about their thoughts and opinions. No reason to try and force any of them into another role. 

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I do think flying 2gre out as well as people like Walshy is a good idea. The only mistake they need to avoid is trying to force them to be casters. They don't need to be Simms or Puckett or anything like that. 2gre would be up there talking and on stream to be 2gre. The same for Walshy and others. People love those guys and would genuinely care about their thoughts and opinions. No reason to try and force any of them into another role.

We're rwally going to do everything we can to assemble a great team but our budget isnt what I wish it was (when is it ever though). Hopefully we can make these types of things work. We'll definitely be looking for what people want.

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