Good thing though that they are doing something for the few teams that exists out there =)
Good thing though that they are doing something for the few teams that exists out there =)
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This coming Sunday is the MMORPG.com GW2 Invitational
Sunday May 26, 2013
10,000 gems + ArenaNet Swag
Hey guys Aussie Archer here from Mist League .com - Followed some of our traffic back to here! I'd like to start by saying thanks for the support! We are finding our info being spread everywhere, secondly I'd like to clear a few things up as I noticed some questions and doubts in earlier threads.
1) $10,000 - Yes, we need to 100% secure it, Yes we have already had a few thousand donated, Yes sponsors are communicating with us, Yes Anet are advertising us everywhere
2) WORST case scenario - We don't quite reach $10,000, let's say for example purposes $8,000 - It's still bigger than any other tournament and we still have been productive for the community!
3) Follow the updates we are adding advanced LFGuild features to help you guys -
SOAC Presents - Why should I care about eSports? Live at Noon.
Sittingonacouch.com is proud to be able to be able to feature Jonthan Sharp from Arenanet, Mike Chapman from Curse Gaming, Lunet from Towerdive.tv, and the one and only Grouch in SOAC Presents – Guild Wars 2 and Esports today in 4 hours at Noon PST.
Our goal is to talk to these guys about why it’s important for Arenanet to be involved in the esports scene. Are you asking yourself why should the pve, wvwvw, and casual players care? Are you concerned about the current pvp scene and it’s push to esports? Are you wondering what you need to do to be apart of esports? Are you worried that this will change the game you enjoy into some crazy hardcore pvp scene? Are you totally pumped about what’s going to happen this year, and find yourself screaming esports randomly?
Than tune into twitch.tv/soacgaming – We are ready to ask the questions and find out Why Anet wants to go to Esports and what they think can happen this year?
Today at Noon PST at http://www.twitch.tv/soacgaming! See you there!
From the folks at mmorpg.com....
Normally I avoid cross-posting, but these tournaments have been such good fun that I couldn’t forgive myself if I deprived players of other parts of the game the opportunity to see what all buzz surrounding GW2’s growing PvP scene is about. That said, I don’t think you need to be a hardcore PvPer (or even a casual one) to enjoy the exciting gameplay we’ve been seeing in these tournaments. (This for example, anyone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lkO0PZhp8Ea
This tournament will be a singe-elimination best-of-three format, with eight of the top teams duking it out for a winner-takes-all 10,000 gem prize-pool.
We’ll be kicking off the festivities on Sunday, May 26th, at 12 Pacific, with an exciting match-up between Made in Meta (Winners of the Masters of the Mists European Tournament last weekend) and Am I Mad. Check out the attachment below for the full tournament bracket.
You can find the livestream at Twitch.tv/mmorpgcom
Even if you don’t stop by tomorrow, you should definitely jump into Heart of the Mists sometime and give PvP another go. A lot has changed since launch, and I daresay it’s much more friendly for those just coming into the game.
Thanks for reading!
I have never watched esports before too. Maybe a few seconds of a SC2. But I do think there is great potential in Gw2, highlighting the word potential lol. I'm with a team myself trying to get higher on leaderboards for now. But I think that more than anything, it would be more entertaining from a pvp competitive nature. I watch some streams and much more the spectator modes (I'm a 1v1 fan) just to learn more and more. And even more than so, I think that if it gets big (IF) it will be a nice addon for newbies to pvp.
...and not this.
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I find all video games pretty awful to watch. I can't fathom to watch anyone to play, I'd rather mow the lawn or something. But to each their own.
Just to add, dray might feel the same way as I do. I'm fully aware that there are things that I like to watch that others would feel as I do about watching video games.
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Well, even when you're playing it can be hard to tell what the hell is going on. It's no shock that it's hard to watch.
It's funny because I rather watch e-sport than "real" sport. I'll improve by watching streams of GW2, COD, Halo, WoW, SC,... from real sports I won't so I'd rather just go out and actually do the sport.
Heh, I'm sort of the reverse, Mel. I much rather watch real sports than watch video games, but I quite enjoy playing video games (I also love to play sports as well but that is a different argument I suppose).
I think kelesti got it right, I used to watch some swifty videos which were montages of 3 v 3 arenas and you could follow it easily, team a kill team b, this was all over the place, my inexperience of spvp doesnt help but the game and commentators did very little to make this newbie friendly.
The commentators are just bad. Especially Blu imo. He doesn't get why teams try certain strats vs certain builds and then "bashes" them because they don't follow the "meta-strat". Grouch usually is OK but if you're co-casting it's hard to talk about "plays" since you don't know what/who the main-caster is looking at.
I'm 80% certain I could do a better job but sadly you can't just spectate games...
Introducing the Guild Wars 2 Authorized Shoutcaster Program
Hello! I’m Allie Murdock, the PvP Community Coordinator here at ArenaNet. With the beta release of Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode, we’ve seen a huge amount of tournaments spring up; many with great quality shoutcasting. It’s truly been a blast to listen to these Guild Wars 2 PvP shoutcasts, and that positive experience is one we will help perpetuate with our new Authorized Shoutcaster Program.
In the Guild Wars 2 Authorized Shoutcaster Program, when highly rated teams are matched-up in rated play, authorized shoutcasters will receive a notification and be allowed to enter that match as a live spectator to bring you all the action. Since the shoutcasters will be watching the matches live, their video streams will be delayed so that it doesn’t impact the results of the match.
In addition to being given the special privilege of entering into rated play, authorized shoutcasters will be given a Custom Arena to assist them in hosting matches and or creating their own shows.
The first set of authorized shoutcasters was selected based on their contributions to the PvP community via shoutcasting and a current list can be found on the Guild Wars 2 forums.
We’re all really excited about the Authorized Shoutcaster Program and its potential to highlight the best PvP players and their strategies. We’re always on the lookout for talented new shoutcasters to help entertain and educate new and professional players alike. If you’re interested in participating in the program, start shoutcasting, post a link to your live stream on the forums, and if we like what we see, we’ll contact you!
Thanks, and we’ll see you in-game!
ArenaNet vs Mist League!
You heard it here first folks, ArenaNet face off against Mist League to Celebrate our Launch!
Where can we watch it? -
http://goo.gl/ff5Xj – Official Mist League Site
http://www.mmorpg.com/streams.cfm – MMORPG.com
http://www.twitch.tv/mistleague – Twitch.tv
When? – Friday 6/14 @ 5:30pm PDT
Map – Forest of Niflhel
Type – Best of 3
For The Viewers – Gold Giveaways thanks to MMORPG.com
Jonathan Sharp – Design Lead
Karl McLain – Skills and Balance Designer
Hugh Norfolk – WvW Designer
Tyler Chapman – PvP Principle QA
Roy Cronacher – Skills and Balance Designer
Mist League Team
B L I N X – Creating builds and guides for all of you!
Legend Supcutie – Creating builds and guides for all of you!
Legend Holly Jolly Folly – Creating builds and guides for all of you!
Aussie Archer – Coordinating Mist League
Groucharoo –Lead Shoutcaster
a-net's gonna get stomped, not interesting to see that...
Mist League launch, 40,000 gem giveaway!
(Gems are for viewers!)
Where Can I watch the Event?
Official Mist League website – http://goo.gl/ff5Xj
MMORPG.com – http://www.mmorpg.com/streams.cfm – MMORPG want to see Guild Wars 2 grow! They have donated the Gems for the launch so please say thank you by watching the stream on their site!
Anvil Rock, Heart of the Mists – NA
Desolation , Heart of the Mists – EU
Note: You can guest to the servers and go to their Heat of the Mists
When: 11:00am – 3:30pm PDT (6 PM GMT – 10:30 PM GMT) Saturday 6/15
Prize Pool: 40,000 Gems are for the viewers! (20 cards)
Type: Best of 3 – Ladder Progression
How to win the gems!
We will be running a series of mini events and fun competitions! You must be in the Mists (listed above) as well as watching the stream for a chance to win
Can we increase our chances of winning?
YES! Go to http://www.mistleague.com and hit the like and follow social media buttons for a better shot at winning some of the mini competitions!
What is this for?
The Mist League Launch! This our first day the league is open! For teams who haven’t registered yet please keep in mind registrations will not ever close during the league and points scale weekly, so if your good and practice you may still have a good shot at the top!
This first week of match ups is a trial run of our systems to make sure everything is working as intended and teams are able to easily use the system. At the end of the week points will be set to 0.
11:00 – 11:30 – intro – Chat with Aussie about Mist League – What is Mist League + Q&A
11:30 – 12:15 – Made In Meta [MiM] vs The Civilized Gentalman [TCG]
12:15 – 12:30 – Giveaways + Team Chat TBA
12:30 – 01:15 – We Are Extremly [ugly] Vs Team Paradigm [TP]
01:15 – 01:45 – Giveaways + Chat + Stream Swap to NA – Top 3 Montage Competition Winner Videos
01:45 – 02:30 – Team Doesn’t Matter [TDM] – Sittingonacouch [SOAC]
02:30 – 02:45 – Giveaways + Team Chat with Absolute legends [aL]
02:45 – 03:30 – We go to jail [bam] Vs TBA
A lot of people have put in a lot of time, money and effort for this to happen! Thank them by spreading the word of this post as far as you can and fill up the Mists! Be apart of making Guild War 2 an esport!
From the Mist League Team and MMORPG.com
Videos shown – Winners of the montage competition – Quick replay of Anet Vs Mist League Match ups
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ANNOUNCING MIST LEAGUE S1W3 - THE ENDEAVOR!
After a successful first official week of Mist League Season 1, we're now only a day away from the commencement of Week 2. We will celebrate this event once again with our Saturday Stream hosted by Grouch and Gasmask!
You will not want to miss this week! Well established guilds who have made a name for themselves will face off against newer, hungrier, reputation harvesting guilds who will claw through any obstacle to achieve victory, and a well deserved placement on the ladder.
This Saturday 6/29 : 11PDT (6pm GMT)
Event Schedule - http://www.mistleague.com/announcing...-the-endeavor/
Hosts : Gasmask and Grouch
If you missed the previous week's event (the first official Week 1 kick-off nick named "Week2 - The Reckoning"), you can catch up on the competition by watching it on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipwLyTXkaRQ
Thank you for your continuous support! See you in the Mists!