people will still play 1.6 in 2020 with or without this tournament so....you failed badly but this it won't change that 1.6 IS DEAD AT COMPETITIVE LEVEL and ''the money'' can buy your life if you ask me, can make your life much better, can buy everything ... everything has a price.
yea but only 5 people are getting to split $1mill with their organization, so each player probably gets 100 to 200k$. 200k$ only lasts about 5 years if you spend ~40k$/year. 40k/year for 4 years does not buy life. and it only is for 5 players, not 2,000+. its not stable money, csgo is not stable if it only has 1 random tourny. valve could have easily put $1.6mill into 1.6 for the Internationals 3. they just chose csgo, nice name btw
you're right, but i think that who will get the grand prize will not quit gaming and maybe will win other minor tourneys. 1.6 was THE GAME but i think that nowdays the big companies prefer to sponsor ''real graphics'' games even that the game is bad. I hope only that counter strike will not become a ''series game'' like cod or bf that are coming out with a new game ..year after year for this reason we must
support GO or Promod.
they cant make a decent successor with their garbage source engine so they will just throw money around trying to buy the community. CS:GO feels nothing like 1.6 only source kids say it does which then means nothing. it is still just CSS 2
well if this happends i will delete Valve instant, i really dont understand how they can be that dumb. 1.6 has been out for 10years or even more (cant remember) how much did they throw after that game? as far as i know its a big 0� its amazing that they will use so much on GO though. but i must say i really dont understand Valve at any point. not even a bit.
1.6 is by far their most succesfull game, and that they did 0% to like keep it alive i simply dont understand, but hey! money beats everything!
It is just a rumor spread to gain some attention and bring up hope that CS:GO also will have the same kind of prize money that tournaments in LOl, Dota etc have.
1.6 million dollars for CS:GO tournament will not happen. Its player base etc is not even one bit near these games.
I mean one reporter met a Valve employee. Yes that sounds very credible. Stories like these are planted every now and then even in real big businesses. Helps in sustaining interest when nothing new is on offer or going is tough.
And why CSGO can't have the same amount of prize money?
And the reporter story... You can do tricks like that with small stuff I guess. Not offer 1,6 million dollars and then say "ooops, sorry, won't be happening." That would make the community more mad than happy in the first place
WCG, ESWC etc chooses the game for the tournament based on the fanbase/ number of players active in the community, they dont give a fuck to the fact if teams like Navi/fnatic are attending the event or not , neither do i :)
Since only one big GO tournament have been announced (Dreamhack), Valve throw their own money into this crap. Since it's not popular in Asia, I doubt they will make another tournament with such prizes. This will pretty much be a CSS2, and this tournament will be like CGS season one + CGS season two + WCG 2005 combined. Valve will learn by the most painful way that we don't want graphics only, we want gameplay, the same gameplay that did their 1.5/1.6 so sucessfull over the past decade.
eswc has always been a big tourny lol , coppenhagen games last year put £40k euro on cs so its going to be big this year also. none of them lans are under 10k euro lol so I dont know what youre talking about.
CS:GO is already about the same numbers as CS:S, peaks around 30K average last week. CS:S 5k more or so. One thing i think we agree on is the the CS:S community will change as soon as their communitys get plugins/stats/admin mod's working. So not counting switching CS 1.6 players and people totally new to any CS game we will see numbers around 70k for GO. At least thats my guess.
Steam stats right now are broken as you can see below, so not much to read from that.