Reports have surfaced that the SK Gaming team that crashed out of DreamHack will be disbanded and a CS:GO team will rise from the ashes.
There has been near endless speculation as to which players will be making the move over to CS:GO as both 1.6 and CS:S seem to be coming to a close as competitive games and despite several high profile players crowing about how top 1.6ers will never touch the game, it seems that some may already be making the switch.
SK Gaming's players have for the most part championed the game and been positive about how it should be approached and received by both communities. After a very disappointing DreamHack, where they went out in the group stage, reports have manifested that the team has disbanded and a new team formed with the addition of CS:S players in time for CS:GO.
This decision comes with rumours at an all time high that IEM will be including CS:GO in their 7th season and a lot of players feel that other tournaments will follow suit. Of course, we must stress at this point that these are only rumours and while we always reluctantly post such speculation, it seems there could be some truth in the reports that surfaced on cmconair.de.
The supposed line-up would be:
Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund
Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
Adam "friberg" Friberg
Patrik "ptk" Sarasúa
Robin "fifflaren" Johansson
esports is moving forward, would you rather hinder it with an old game, or help support a new game which may have more money involved, take dota2 for example, communities have come together and look at how successful it is for a game thats still in "beta".
As it stands, there isnt a premier FPS title for the biggest tournaments now IEM has dropped 1.6 for the most part, even though i think it will still feature in the euro tour. Would you rather cling on to a game thats outdated, or support a game thats getting alot of feedback from both source and 1.6 players, aswell as other communities like cod4, which could have alot of potential in the long run.
Enough with this idiotic hyperbole. No-one's clinging on to anything. The devotion of the fanbase of 1.6 is a clear testament to the fact that it is the best shooter on the market. There is no sense in playing a game that is not fun or is inferior. It's not my fucking job to play a game that I don't enjoy playing for the sake of 'moving on' or 'keeping e-sports alive.'
The fact you say no-one is clinging on to this game is hilarious, look at the state of hltvs comments when ever source or go are even mentioned.
"It's not my fucking job to play a game that I don't enjoy playing for the sake of 'moving on' or 'keeping e-sports alive."
The game is fun, maybe it is inferior, both are moot points though, as they are both opinions, I enjoy 1.6 as much as I enjoy source, most source players will say this too, where as I doubt you can say the same for 1.6.
There is sense to playing a game that is up to date graphics wise, and is being updated so all communities switching to go will enjoy its game play. 1.6 is slowing dieing down, which I, as much as anyone, do not like to see, but seeingas the MOBA and RTS titles are taking over now, wouldnt you like to see the people you have watched for years starring at these big tournaments playing an FPS?
Look, what you are advocating here is ironically enough extreme fanboyism. Why should I play a game for the sake of its graphics? Even more so, why should I play a game because of the community? That is blind fanboyism at its worst.
It is exactly this kind of mentality that encourages companies to churn out low-quality titles so long as they have the necessary advertising, a multiplayer component and the fanboys to buy it en masse. As long as it has "Counterstrike," "Call of Duty" or "FIFA" in the title the fanboys will buy it. For every CS 1.6 and Starcraft 2 release there will always be hundreds of low-quality titles with 1-2 year life spans. Yet people still buy and play them "because the community is moving on." And moving on is easy because the new product is supposed to be new and improved, which isn't hard considering how crap the previous one was.
And to conclude, no I don't care about progamers from 1.6 playing games that I don't care about. It never was about the community or the progamers. The famous 3D and coL switch to Source demonstrated that perfectly. It has always been the product itself that has brought the people together. When this product finally dies, people will find a new game and a new community. Why should it be any other way? If Coca-Cola were to die, should I switch to Coke Light just because it has Coke in the name?
And if you find Source and CS:GO fun then good luck and have fun. I really do not find CS:S fun and I find CS:GO even less fun. I genuinely don't believe I should be playing these games for your sake.
"Last time they talked crap about WCG removing PC games and other shit as well."
WCG did remove pc games, then they reinstated them, they can only report what is being done. They reported both the Pc side being removed and re-added, or are you that ignorant as to not read both stories because cadred wrote about it?
well, it's true that SK will indeed be going over to CS:GO. when this will happen and what their full lineup will be i dont know. but it wouldnt surprise me one bit if that news post is correct. there's been talks about it for a while now and seeing how unmotivated the SK team are to play 1.6 (especially with the salary decrease they received / are about to receive) it sure will happen in the near future. i guess RobbaN will stop playing cs, Delpan will never play CS:GO, face i have no idea. to be honest he's probably not talented enough to do the switch and stay on top, but then again what else is he gonna do?