WCG Grand Finals was botched

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AeonMax

Senior Member

10-03-2010

Horrendous stream quality.
Commentary dropped out in 2nd game.
And still no links to recorded matches.

Hope some lessons were learned for the next competition.


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YouGottaKillMe

Senior Member

10-03-2010

there are links, look harder or at all


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Emnious

Senior Member

10-03-2010

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Originally Posted by AeonMax View Post
Horrendous stream quality.
Commentary dropped out in 2nd game.
And still no links to recorded matches.

Hope some lessons were learned for the next competition.
You can actually blame WCG for all of that, by the way. Riot had nothing to do with stream quality, audio, or recordings of any of the Grand Finals. WCG handled all of it on their own stream, which is what they wanted because they charge for higher quality streams during the finals matches.

The only lessons to learn on Riots behalf in this case is actually choosing four solid teams, rather than two great teams and two teams that would only be mediocre in 1400 Elo ranges on US/EU.


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1 Bar Clutch

Member

10-03-2010

The first two are WCGs fault because they were the ones to handle the Streaming stuff. The only reason Riot handled the Round Robin stuff was because WCG wasn't going to stream any of it(even though it wasn't thier responsibility to do so). Everyone is thinking this tourney was setup for LoL but no, Riot entered LoL into WCG to get exposure (i assume thats the reason) and in doing so they left all the tournament setup to WCG. The only thing Riot did was set up NA and EU qualifiers and get teams to compete. Oh and gave them a spectator hack lol and a commentator.

The third might be Riots fault, not sure.


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MattMarcou

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10-08-2010
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We're aware of some of the issues reported regarding the WCG stream quality. We will definitely be taking a closer look at these matters in the future and we have a much stronger relationship with the WCG now that we've had the ability to work together.

We will be posting VOD links for the streams shortly, but you can find them on the CLG owned.tv stream as well as the WCG youtube.