so i play with a range of people. i have a core group of like 4-6 people and i have 2 or 3 side groups with people i may jump in with and other randoms with headsets that ive played with and become friends with. now all those players fall into 1 of 2 general categories. either you love esl rules or you love the vanilla (default) game rules.
i myself have to say im part of the latter. the main reason is not cuz im some scrub or casual, but its the way the game was made and thats my opinion. i think if your team wants to run torvald, val, abe, sunny thats cool. if you want to run crow, markov, bucket, laz great. hell if you want jack, parnel, slim, cabot. its all good. and thats because each character and person has a playstyle and role to fill. i love these tournaments we’ve been doing and i like playing with a range of people. but what i do not like is that if i pick laz and my 3 teammates all bth and moan because he cant compete and “upper tier games/players” all that tells me is that they dont know how to play with other characters aka a lack of their own skill, which i find funny since they are “upper tier players”
this topic i guess is calling out those that play that way but my real and honest goal is that i want to know so many, not all, but nearly all of the people I’ve met that like esl rules think people that don’t use certain characters are idiots and treat them like shit?
Its just bad to promote a style of play that makes players hate other players. And i know I’m sounding like an ass but that’s just the way i and many people I’ve meet online feel