It’s not enough that having three letters in your name is a sign of your well being in this community of ours, but now we have to be marketable? Is that what some of you are aiming for? Is the quantity of your twitter followers and views on your youtube channel what drives you when you go to a tournament? Does your business sense sparkle and shine when you practice TAC infinites? Is all of that really what drives you? Is this true for any of you? Do you cringe at all to consider rigging a bracket for business purposes?
Are we **SERIOUSLY **at this point in our community where all of that’s more important than having fun, being social, playing because you actually bloody enjoy the game, and playing to get better? It sickens me that I have to even bring this up to discuss.
I understand the need to become more professional, to up our standards across the board, to be more accessible to anyone who wants to check us out, but I’ll be damnded if I’m going to be marketable before I’m actually respected first. You can pull out all the vulgarity and the rough nature that founded this community of ours, you can shove everyone into a suit that looks like they walked out of working the tech department of Best Buy, but don’t you ever treat me like a product. Ever.