DreamHack / 28 Nov 2009, 20:34
Oh well, so DreamHack winter is over, or at least the QW part is.
I can't say I'm that satisfied as I was last year. Even though it seemed there were more spectators watching the QW final in the dreamarena extreme (probably due to QL becoming so big?), everything seemed so much more off than last summer.
For starters, the QW tournament was only 2 days. That sucks, three days may give it more waiting, but also more time to get the tournament-feeling going. Some time to think over your mistakes in the last game and perfect your gameplay and start focusing real hard on the upcoming matches. Give it a little nerve!
Secondly, very boring lineup. Only three players of real high standard - LocKtar, bps and Nabbe, with Nabbe who nearly hasn't played at all since last DreamHack and was in terrible shape. As Arnette said yesterday - he'd do better games vs LocKtar than Nabbe did. Real boring lineup really. Bps is insanely good, and I like him alot, but he does have problems beating LocKtar. So basically, LocKtar went there as a winner before the tournament even started. As he said in the interview before the finals; "I'll win easy". What kind of a final is that?!
Even though not many more players attended last summer, still Locust was there etc and ParadokS was supposed to be coming, also Phil came there from the states even, which made the feeling a bit better. But it could be so much better. Soooo much better.
Even the finals were boring. Apart from the games being not that interesting, the DreamArena Extreme was awful with the QW settings this time. I don't know what was different from last time, but for starters I don't think they watched it as a regular spectator last summer? Also they used a completely different config, which was so much better. These finals started off with gl_gamma 10000? Very dark, no good skins, awful crosshair, everything was really awful. A real boring experience to watch.
I was pushing everyone to record the stream to let people who missed it watch it lateron.
- You didn't miss much.
LocKtar deserved to win the tournament and so he did, but he didn't have much competition. Not to take anything away from bps or Nabbe. They are both great players, but at this moment none of them is close to LocKtar. Sad story Locust didn't show up.
And where the hell is Milton? Reppie? ParadokS?
Reppie and ParadokS are very inactive. I know. But Milton? There's even cash to be won, mate? No offense, but really, good players deciding not to show up at lans/tournaments is what kills QW a little bit more every day. Everything would be so much more serious if the good players would actually show up for these kinds of stuff.
Oh well, too much shittalking here I guess. But to sum up;
Last summer's DreamHack QuakeWorld Tournament was at least 10x better than this winter's. Sad but true.
Congratulations to Locke yet again, and let's hope next dreamhack quakeworld tournament gets to be better. And much better prepared.
And... I regret having a few problems with my fruntimmer which caused me not to be able to attend to the tournament myself. Otherwise I would have.
I sincerely hope someone else enjoyed it!