I admit it. I am a vivid CS:Source player, but I will admit that 1.6 is the way to go when it comes to competitive CS. 1.6 is the better game and has the larger audience too.
I followed every CS:S event this year, and the spectator number is always very low, arround 1K or 2K max.
Today I see that even an online 1.6 event, like fnatic online league will beat pretty much any CS:S event in terms of audience. Thats why I admit that 1.6 is the way to go for competitive CS events.
I mean, a simple online match like that, already beats CS:S in pretty much any event I can remember recently.
Not sure if I will migrate to 1.6, but I will def. start to support 1.6 for the big events now, because the numbers really show that CS:S is a bit of a non-sense for competitive CS. 1.6 is really strong and more comeptitive.
so what, their streamers don't get better numbers than 1.6 streamers. I remember that f0rest was hitting 3k on his stream while some SC2 pros like Idra, Catz and Destiny were around 2k only.
Sc2 is a new game with lots of hype in the US, it won't live from hype more than a few years and it will be replaced with whatever the expansion ends up to be. Imagine if CS:GO was a good game and everyone was switching, SC2 would be demolished.