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toblu






Location: Paris
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# Thread - 2010-04-19 at 11:02 PM
quoted from the latest community update
This makes it all the more surprising that StarCraft 2 will not be played at World Cyber Games 2010 in Los Angeles. Granted, a beta version of a game has never been played at WCG so far (and this is what could have happened if SC 2 had been chosen, given the fact that qualification tournaments will start soon and there is still no official release date for the game), but there have been lots of games at WCG which looked pretty much like an early beta version of a computer game ? to say the least...

Besides, who would not agree that SC 2 is ? even in its beta version ? much more of an e-Sport games than the billiard simulation Carom 3d or Asphalt 5, a game played on mobile phone. Not to mention the number of people these quality game will attract to the most important e-Sports festival in the world (what WCG has been considered to be so far...).


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NiCo__


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# Answer: 1 - 2010-04-19 at 11:34 PM
thats quite amusing to say the least

but wtf do they expect, its been delayed by a decade so far... maby when it finally gets released in 2015 they will consider it for WCG.


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Blobskillz


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# Answer: 2 - 2010-04-20 at 12:18 AM
the problem is

1. Sc2 is a beta doesnt matter what balance status it has beta means not finished
2. WCG is sponsored by Samsung, Samsung is a korean company and the korean esports league is having quite some fights with Blizzard

so without a doubt we wont see SC2 at all this year at WCG and maybe, depending on Blizzard, as they have to give the OK, will never see it. Well in the end i suppose Blizzard will give up it's plans on entering korean E-Sport market and then we will see SC2 on WCG.
I'd say SC2 will hit stores before this years Summer break


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RevaN






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# Answer: 3 - 2010-04-20 at 8:16 AM
i think sc2 will replace sc1 next year. for the games we played so far the wcg was the biggest event of the year. in sc2 the wcg will just be one big tournament of many.


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toblu
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# Answer: 4 - 2010-04-20 at 8:53 PM
sure, WCG has never been the ultimate event for SC players and maybe I don't have the right perspective, coming from aoe3 where WCG is simply the one big event that counts...

nonetheless, WCG is the biggest e-sports tournament in the entire world
i don't even know whether it has the biggest prize pool (for some games like SC, it defo has not...), but it is definetely the best representation of e-Sports in public and the only event which attracts players from almost every discipline

that's why, personally, i think it's crucial that they keep their focus on genuine e-Sport titles and stop being a promotional event for games so crappy, noone will ever play them competively when WCG is over...


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_H2O


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# Answer: 5 - 2010-04-22 at 1:41 AM
2 is not an issue.

1 is an issue. The main point of WCG is for companies to product place their games and their names. Honestly the market for true esports is too small in most of the world.


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toblu
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# Answer: 6 - 2010-04-22 at 10:38 AM
and the market for lousy competitive cellphone games is larger? doubt that


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