The other days Taco said that the Arg scene were Newbies and mocked us, at first i was angry, but today a recommendation in youtube popped out, the TWC 2016 bo3 against Sweden, it was a cool video so i decided to let it playing while i was studying... At the end of it i was crying like a baby, all the coaches and Casters celebrating at the end of the match in a discord call, Kevin, Pino, Rew4z, efe saying "we won against the grandfathers of the Counter", "after all these years of ammateurism" screaming and crying of joy. I was crying cause i remember this event, because it was the first time i ever heard of counter strike out of the "casual" knowledge, i was there watching those matches without knowing a thing. Once i finished, i started to see the entire run until Turkey in the finals, that unstoppable Jonyboy, that duo of tomi and tute, that aggresive Nabil, and the young Straka... TWC 2016 was the first real day of glory for argentinian cs. (They even played some argentinian rock in the stream and the song "un dia perfecto" or "a perfect day" started to play, ironic haha
After that i decided to hear some interviews made to Jonyboy and Straka, and they said some interesting things, Straka never had a salary when he played for Isurus, and Jony used to study Systems Engineering; But after this event, the scene started to grow for real, LAN's stopped being 50 peoples screaming to each other in a cyber, to start being big stadiums, Teams stopped being groups of friends represented by an "org" who gave them periferics for free to start being serious Orgs with real pro players, with salaries and real conditions to practice.
After all that i can conclude, yes we are newbies, our scene really started to grow 5 years ago... And i wouldn't want it other way, i fucking love to play this game, and i fucking love this scene, i loved that gale force/Miami F roster, i loved seeing Luken and Meyern play, i loved watching 9z winning against vitality, i love to seeing a renewed Furious gaming, i loved seeing that Isurus roster with Max,Mey,Noktse,1962 and Reversive.
Gracias TOTALES youtu.be/MykmGQQZNRk?t=14301