I guess I didn’t mean that 20 orgs would fix it but I was more so saying that having an additional org wasn’t gonna do really anything at all UNLESS it was a drastically larger number. Like for example I don’t think EG having an NA team makes or breaks the region (especially considering they just weren’t very good). This still wouldn’t FIX the issue but would be a bandaid to at least get a higher number of serious players, while at this point basically anyone who can sneak their way into ECL gets to be in FPL
And the playerbase is pretty small for the NA population. The US for example has also 10x as many people as Poland but only twice as many players. (Based on leetify stats which I think are extrapolated to a degree). And the queue times in Valorant vs CS aren’t even close. Queuing up for a CS game takes like 3 minutes while it takes like 10 seconds in Valorant unless you are like radiant.
Also the NA players just don’t seem to take the game as serious. Watching an EU vs NA FPL game is soooooo different. And I understand that the EU players are better but I’m just referring to the overall communication and attitude. It’s so just much more competitive minded in EU FPL despite 80% of the players not even speaking English as their first language.
Overall I think that NA is important and in a perfect world should be saved but has lost NA lost like 3 years of development in the CS scene during covid and unless something happens that causes a similar drop in EU level, how do you close the gap? I’m not sure tbh.
But I mean a lot of it is cultural. NA will never be as deep at CS as EU just because CS is not as culturally engraved into NA culture. As you said, NA is a controller region, and on top of that it’s a region heavily focused on streaming. I think many NA players that try to get into esports do so as a way to leverage it into a streaming career, while I think less EU players tend to do that.
Idk how to fix it lol. I do think valve needs to step in and make the game for NA friendly in terms of being able to just play the game easier. Simplify the queues, create a better community server browser, make a good DM mode, just small things.