Just a day after the announcement of the games selection for the Intel Extreme Masters' 6th season and its notable absence of Quake, moppz from derQuaker went to interview Michal "Carmac" Blicharz, Product Manager and the public face of the IEM. The main topics discussed are Quakelive and its community, id Software, LoL and the future of esports.
Here be the mandatory excerpt:
Was it hard for you to drop out Quake Live?
“Of course it was hard to drop Quake Live. It's a fantastic game to watch and Quake is the game that introduced me to the world of professional e-sports. Not only because I like the game, but also many of the top players are my very good friends. [...]"
The interview was made in English and can be read at derQuaker.
Edited by xou at 06:51 CDT, 29 June 2011 - 110331 Hits
i know so many players who didnt play anything besides pub ca and ctf before #tdmpickup was formed, now some of them are active and trying to find clans. 20000 toxics couldnt save QL if they are inactive, what we need is to embrace the noobs and get them to step up from pubs into clan/competitive'ish gaming. with more players comes more spectators
you need to build from the bottom, not from the top