I was thinking: Maybe Evolve has too many random things and events for it to be a true competetive and E-sports game? I know that League of Legends and Dota 2 get away with things like random critical hits etc. But Evolve has so much more than that.
Think about it. Let’s take lucky monster A and unlucky hunter team B for example:
A match starts, Monster A does his usual sneaking and leaping to create distance. Then he runs into four canyon striders, one of them an elite. A great start for the monster, arguable the best. Oh and on top of that, a snow-storm kicks in. Another advantage for the monster. And so he continues by finding good sources of food, without triggering the random carion birds that can spawn if you eat the wildlife.
The match ends, doesn’t matter who won. The sides change and now one of the players from team B is the monster.
Same map. Yet he doesn’t run into a nice pack of canyon striders or anything. Just a lonely Reaver or Dune Beetles/Mega mouths for him at the start. He finally get his first meat and TADA! Carrion birds and a trapjaw pack to ruin his day. Not to mention that it’s clear sky in this round as well.
Of course this is a best vs worst example, but what do you guys think?