Are you a troll to bump an old post from 6 months ago ?
Saying it's not that reason isn't an argument.
Don't see why it ain't true, we all know Fifa football games work perfectly because they sell each year in millions of copies a new one and EA games is one of the biggest companies out there for video games.
My opinion about the topic is that if Valve Inc. supported cs 1.6 as Riot supports league of legends the things would be completely different. I even think that if the things looked like that the game actually would get popular more and more worldwide just like LoL was in its early days back in 2009... But we all know that the truth is cs 1.6 will be dead in 5 months and that's a fact for god sake!
FPS = Has immense requirements. Both from the machine and the player
MOBA = You just require a brain. You don't require super fast reflexes and super fast machines. Only SC2 needs incredible APM to be a world class player and just see it's market reach :-\
SC:BW was even tougher than SC2 and it was abandoned like 1.6 was abandoned
Quakers who left for CS can be of the following types
> saw the monetary potential in CS
> enjoyed CS more than Quake
> found the CS scene more interesting than Quake
> couldn't play with the top tier players of Quake (Skill saturation)
People can leave for different reasons
I don't think fatality played CS because he was a noob in Quake
At the current state of a consistently rising player base, much larger organisations supporting the scene (Curse, Quantic) and huge tournaments being announced all the time? (156K EMS, CPH Games, Dreamhack, ESH Vienna)
Imo if CSGO not came there wouldn't be fps games on big stage.
CSGO not killed 1.6 more likely "saved" the fps category to watch something in esports.
All of the older generation of fps games like Painkiller,Quake,UT,CS gone...Because of outdated graphics which is not the main thing..These games were "overplayed" u cant show new things or something different in these games.
Example in CS, always the same maps, same rounds/tactics.
Its just my view, esports need new blood and if Valve dont fail with the updates CSGO will be a good game, imo its already a decent one.
CSGO / CSS will probably die before 1.6 simply because both of those games are terrible versions of each other. 1.6 was the closest they had to a complete game... Other two have no movement no recoil and terrible new weapons and simply css maps with the most retarded additions to them. Only map they improved was de_dust with a new entrance.
If CSS and CSGO would have never saw daylight and if you look on the current poor real competitive FPS Situation on the market, you can be sure CS 1.6 still would be da Game to play for every competitive Player for a long time no matter how outdated the graphics are cause the Game has it what it takes for real esports FPS Competition.
I mean look what we got besides CSGO right now. It's lame as Shit. Developers mostly doing the safe mainstreamshit like call of duty.
The highest hopes lay in indie devs like 2GD and his team developing some hardcore based real esports FPS like "Reborn" right now or if a big legendary Company like ID cares about another new Quake Multiplayer again.
And Games like Call of Duty are exactly the mainstreamshit selling like bred, but never playing a real competitive role.