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Valve chief Erik Johnson has admitted that CS:GO could have an event as big as The International in the future.
The fourth edition of The International is currently taking place at KeyArena, in Seattle, with the biggest prize purse in the history of eSports - $10,7 million, raised by fans - up for grabs in this Dota 2 tournament.
With CS:GO's numbers increasing every month, many have been asking Valve to organise a similar event for this game, and Erik Johnson acknowledges that community response to The International "is something that is going to be pretty difficult to ignore for any game team".
"I don’t know if it would be called The International, but the guys working on Counter-Strike made a lot of progress on supporting the professional community around that game," he told Prodota.ru
"We all work at the same company and share a lot of ideas, and given how successful this tournament [The International] has become I don’t see any reason why a lot of the same things couldn't be applied directly to Counter-Strike."
In recent months, Valve has supported two different tournaments - DreamHack Winter and EMS One Katowice -, and the company will also be supporting the upcoming ESL One Cologne event, which will take place from August 14th to 17th.
2:24 Morf-designer asked the question and Erik Johnson answered to it.
Post edited 2014-07-14 16:57:36
If someone gives you 5000$ for PC - For some reason you dont have paypal etc, so that person need to send money on your friend paypal (which you cant contact in person). Then you ask for a PC from that money and he buy you PC for 2000$ you are going to be happy right (pc which can handle everything) ? Should you forget about other 3000$ and be happy or you are gonna atleast notice that ?
Post edited 2014-07-15 19:55:48
Do you have ANY idea how much money this tournament costs to HOST? Were talking flights, hotels & food for the players AND casters. Venue hire, Production... The list goes on and on. Stop being retarded for one second.
Count how many items are sold on DAILY base, and if you ever sold/bought from market you know that they are getting percentage in their pockets for nothing. There are over 10,000,000 items sold during one day. Cheapest price to sell item is 0.03 (where they get 0.02 and you only 0.01). So do your math.
If you really want to argue about this we can do math about TI4 aswel.
Post edited 2014-07-15 19:51:26
And please don't talk about the market, i surely know how much does it cost to sell an item on their market. You're just assuming that i'm a 2-week steam use. You shouldn't.
Leaving info/contacts or even "proof" in troll communities (which I'm not saying that this is the only one) is not smart. Also starting discussion about this neither but sometimes people need to pay attention and beside appreciation still be aware of what is happening around.
Post edited 2014-07-16 12:43:47
Can you name any other company giving even 5m of their profits to a prizepool? or 2? How about 1? I can only think of one other company, which according to it's users and developers makes more than Valve.
They are selling a product with which they promise they'll make tons of new content for. Tons of stretch-goals and awards for buying it. It's a good way to make people support prizepools and such. Without those awards I doubt they'd get even 1/10th of that prizepool even if 100% of the money went to the international.
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Post edited 2014-07-18 18:00:28
All the info you need about it: http://www.dota2.com/international/compendium/?l=e..
They won't be sat in an office discussing this and saying "No guys, we have enough money".
If there is a chance for profit, they will do it. And judging from this years international, I imagine many games will try take this approach.
And in my opinion, if they do something like TI, they should do it in parts. Not a big tournament as TI, but divide the prize with smaller tournaments.
i.e. 1M = 4 tournaments with 250k.
They already organized tournaments with 250k. So, they should organize more. I'm pretty sure it would be better than only one tournament.
Post edited 2014-07-15 13:14:53
+ season / tuscan
It's not an official annoncement but it was a subtle hint in the latest penetration update blog.
Post edited 2014-07-14 22:20:59
If a 10M $ prize pool was ever to be in CS, the qualifiers would need to be held on LAN and no BYOC and not even own equipment.
Besides, they had so much time to implement new ideas to CS scene, but failed to do so, why....
dota community is a realy thankful community which actually loves to give valve their money.
while csgo community is raging at valve over every fucking update even when its obvious that some things will be changed after every patch xD
Cam't say the same about go = less support.
Probably because they see CS as their baby and answer to no one when it comes to it.
While with Dota, it already had a huge following when they picked it up, so when something changes for the worse, they can't really strong-arm the community like they do with GO. (i.e. skins, diretide, weather effects etc)
Either that or Icefrog is a real pain the ass to them. Meanwhile, in the CS department it's been almost 3 years and they still haven't figured out how CS was ever popular without skins.
Post edited 2014-07-15 23:30:57
It's not just about the visible money hitting Valve's bank account... I thought this was obvious.
Post edited 2014-07-16 14:09:36
CS:GO ....doesn't need to compete with any other game.
Dunno, i doubt there will be a TI for CS:GO any time soon.
$250k prizepool is such a shame for the biggest event of one of the best esports in the world.
(sorry for my bad English)
"I donít see any reason why a lot of the same things couldn't be applied directly to Counter-Strike."
These 250k tournaments are our mini 'internationals' just spread out during the year.
TI comes around once a year, so you get mega hyped for it. However we get four of these spread through a year, and that means we get four chances to see the best teams slog it out for a good sum of money.
In future with the natural growth of the scene, maybe we will see 500k tournaments as opposed to 250k, or maybe Valve will do three 250k tournaments and 1 500k tournament just to raise the stakes. However what we have now is amazing for the competitive community.
Constant exposure and thirst for the next tournament.
I think Valve has enough bank to increase the money for the tournaments already, maybe not double the price pool but most likely to increase it to 350 - 400k.
I will be surprised if Valve do anything to make this community any bigger.
not sure if trolling
Post edited 2014-07-14 22:30:29
and you should make some really shitty maplist for the tournament, smth like this one:
GG valve, as usual
Im guessing that when CSGO reach 500k peak/day, 2 mil tournaments and 500k viewers on twitch they will still be here with "oh noz, the MOVMENTATION is bed", "1.6 4 3v3r"... will we never be free of those cancers?