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@blackdog I once watched an interview with a CEO who was discussing advertising, and stated that he knew 50% of his advertisment budget was being wasted but he had no way of being able to tell what regions he was reaching and what regions his ads were lost on. Advertisers seldom care about not being able to reach an audience due to the circumstances of their ad, but rather the effect it has on the lifestyle they are selling. Many successful ad campaigns today rely on creating a lifestyle rather than selling a product. Some companies today spend exorbitant amounts of money on marketing and little to none on research and production, yet make it big (e.g. beats). To take an extreme case look at pharmaceutical ads (enough said). Advertisers are worried that a game with terrorists will end up leaving a blotch on the lifestyle they are trying to sell. Furthermore, the media will put big brands under scrutiny, and potentially give them unwanted trouble for running ads in a game where you are a terrorist. For companies actually wanting to sell a product, how good of a market are gamers, or people who are already well versed in modern peripherals and components and see right through bullshit? This video (although informative enough) was made by a "brand" that hires people to read scripts. That guy probably never touched a mouse and keyboard in his life. Everybody watching the video knows what csgo is, and has most likely played it. Similarly, sponsors only see things on a surface, risk and expenses vs profit level, while not knowing much about the competitive scene. TLDR: Its all a money game at higher levels, and there is no way to make the game more appealing to the sponsors other than changing  the themes entirely. Valve needs to put some of their skin money to work and stop overcrowding the year with pro matches.

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Definitely an unfortunate situation, I don't think it would be in the same place if counter strike was expected to become so big (and for such a long time) from the beginning.

It probably is helping that Television stations are broadcasting CS:GO events more often now, for example we had Sky Sports covering the last major final which was really cool. As @Interfearance pointed out the surface level risk being a large factor, I feel like that will at least do something to reduce that risk. Actual licensed TV probably seems safer and more reputable (+additional viewership for their brand) to the sponsors eye opposed to the internet, where anything goes, for example.

That last point in the video with the suggestion about renaming Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists to attack and defense, I would fully support. It rarely ever goes through my mind what the teams actually stand for, let alone the players even being 'human' apposed to just moving targets. I would disagree with changing them in a perfect world, but if it means a better public perception in this one then sure.

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Will weight in the sponsors another time.

For now what a performance NaVi and Zeus in particular! Faze out of the major with a 0-2, dropping their map choice (aimferno) after a 10-5 lead!

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W00t massive upset tonight! Liquid chockes and crumbles in front of Ence that played a masterful CSGO. I’m so happy for Allu returning like that on the big stage.

Now I’m hoping for NiP to do the unexpected 😎

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5 hours ago, blackdog said:

I wasn't expecting theAug to be priced all the way back. Wonder if people have become so dependent they'll keep using... I'd just buy a flash

Decoy gang bruh, get your grandpa-style flash bangs outa here.

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On 3/22/2019 at 7:36 AM, Radu said:

I could sure go for a mapping contest right about now. How about you guys?

@blackdog what do you say?

@FMPONE

If I was allowed to use the unfinished grey box I built during blocktober ans never touched since, I might be able to participate.

I’m in quite the IRL pickle tho, should post on the “What’s Happening” topic… was just postponing the inevitable.

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Check out Nadeking's vids. He uploaded the origins of surfing and mirage videos days before Philip as well as including lots of the interviews he gave the creators. I actually thought 3kliks ripped off Nadeking really hard, but it turns out he had the content prepared "years ago". Just because you prepared it and someone beat you to the punch doesn't mean you still release it 😂. Also his update readings are getting old. I want more of his experiment videos, those are the best. 

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19 hours ago, Interfearance said:

Check out Nadeking's vids. He uploaded the origins of surfing and mirage videos days before Philip as well as including lots of the interviews he gave the creators. I actually thought 3kliks ripped off Nadeking really hard, but it turns out he had the content prepared "years ago". Just because you prepared it and someone beat you to the punch doesn't mean you still release it 😂. Also his update readings are getting old. I want more of his experiment videos, those are the best. 

No offense to Nadeking, but hes hard to understand a lot of the time, and his interviews feel very unorganized. Phillip seems to interview by text chat rather then voice interviews, which is better for non-native English speaking interviewees since pronunciation doesn't affect the word said. It also gives them time to think about their answers.

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