Stray Notes on WCG day one

– Flash and Gameburg Team are moving on from Group A, while Invictus Gaming and Dignitas are moving on from Group B. Meet Your Makers and Team ACER were two of the stronger European teams so its a little surprising to see them both get knocked out so early.

– “This is running smoother than last year.” –Elementz. Did a tornado sweep in last year or something?

1. First match was 23 minutes late
2. Graphics said SiOL and ACER were Group B when they were Group A
3. Announcers in the first match were displayed as the Korean announcers even though Elementz and Deman were talking
4. Half an hour in and the Korean announcers were still there
5. The second match was also over half an hour late
6. imaqtpie had a random x in his name in the graphics
7. Didn’t have a picture of Fizz for their graphic of the picks
8. Commentator sounds suddenly malfunction during important Dignitas vs. Smart People fight

The poor quality is disappointing, but let’s not blow this out of proportion. It’s not like the WCG people had the option of giving a great presentation or giving a poor one and purposefully chose to give a poor one. They thought they could give a good show, and then proceeded to make mistakes. Their inability to give good presentations is annoying but I’m still glad they’re putting on events this big for eSports.

Although, please get better equipment and more competent people in the future WCG people.

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World Cyber Games Group A and B team summaries

Here is a summary of the teams that are going to be playing tomorrow. The rankings I’ve written down are merely where they are at one specific point of time and may or may not represent that player’s true skill. Remember that two teams from each of these groups will be moving on to the tournament bracket.

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