So, i'm one of the people who absolutely 100% believe that "valve paid hltv.org to promote csgo" type of arguments have no logical backing and are full of shit, but is there a reason why ASUS Final Battle event has the worst coverage i've even seen for a tournament? No match pages, no demos, no lineup on the one isolated match page that exists.
It has some decent teams and 15k euro prize money (more than the majority of csgo tournaments have had till date) and yet it is being ignored by the website which is presumably the "Home of counter strike"?
I suppose the coverage wasn't exactly top notch. But look around you. This website isn't a 1.6 haven anymore unfortunately. I wish it was but its not. Resources must be targeted to that of your target audience.
I don't care so much about DT, betting game anyways. I just wish that they would list the matches in hot matches, update team lineups (rather than TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA) and an odd news post at the end of the day. Not really asking for grand IEM-scale coverage.
We also have full Intel of Area 51 and other extraterrestrial sightings, but Valve has also paid us to not give you coverage of them in order to protect you from full scale panic.
Stop with the bullshit, HLTV isn't a bank they are doing the best they can to provide you with everything they can muster. Matter is, a tournament requires a lot of relevant and big teams in order to gain enough interest to provide staff expense money to travel across the world to cover it. It's about time you give them more appreciation for what they have done and trying to do for years, you get everything for free. At least try to support them and stop with the conspiracy that HLTV is getting paid by Valve, I can tell you now it's not true so move on.
Well as far as I know the guys actually getting paid for coverage are really busy doing basically everything, I am sure they will post about it at least since there's no logical reason they would post about CS:O and not about 1.6 when that's all they've been doing for years and that's what half of this site wants to hear. Look at the main page, 99% of 20 different things posted a day are by the same people (not counting the one I did about update since they were busy I decided to help). If they miss things the last thing I would do even before I joined the staff was to accuse or blame them for it, they work hard at what they do so they should at least get credit for it.
I think you missed the "type of arguments have no logical backing and are full of shit", like another guy above. To re-iterate and be even more clear, I DO NOT THINK/BELIEVE that HLTV.org has any outside incentive to push/de-push any specific version of CS.
Anyways, i wasn't suggesting that the crew travels on site and does interviews, videos, photos etc. But match pages and updating team lineups isn't really a tall ask, IMO.
Some of MY replies? Where? I've never said anything that even remotely agrees with the conspiracy theory. :S
And i do give them credit where credit is due. I created a kudos hltv thread after IEM this year, because the coverage for that was probably the best till date. But this tournament's coverage deserves criticism (obviously, IMO), so that's exactly what i'm doing.
Well, you see the number of players who play 1.6 is more than CSGO still, if steam stats are to be believed. So, i guess there are a lot more people who care about it than you imagine. Just for the record i do play 1.6 2-3 times a week.
At least give the game that made history a 'decent' burrial by covering the last 'big' ( i reckon a 15.000$ pool to be a big tourney,though you can fairly don't think it in a different way ) event. That would've been nice from the biggest Counter-Strike related website. Feeling a bit disappointed tbh.
I think the problem is with Asus. If they had done it right they would have made it easy for hltv.org to do the basic covering by reaching out and giving the info. They would have gotten a lot more exposure if they themselves went thru the trouble.
They should at least try to get the ips right for the playoffs.
Day 2 matches are now under way as well (assuming they are on schedule). And still nothing in the hot matches or hltv ip section.
Lurppis will probably post hot match links for pastit games, but that's all i'm expecting to get now. Super disappointed.