Direct Invites and Schedule Conflicts for Asia Minor
Many prominent figures in the CS:GO community aren’t too happy about the recent announcement that the Asia Minor will have no qualifiers. On top of this, the abrupt announcement has taken both teams and organizers by surprise as they prepare for upcoming tournaments.
Our very own Alex “flam3z” Deng chimed in:
LOL, @ELEAGUETV Asia Minor clashes with @ESLAustralia #ZENLeague S2 Finals and @ROGMasters APAC Main Qual & Regional Finals on Oct 26-29. Are you fucking kidding me? So many teams screwed because of @csgo_dev ‘s scheduling …
— Alex Deng (邓证谚) (@flam3zcsgo) October 5, 2017
Along with Asia’s favorite caster, Sudhen “bleh” Wahengbam:
Wait… the Asia Minor is INVITE only?! What?! What is the point of the Minor system then? This tilts me
— Sudhen W. (@OfficialBleh) October 5, 2017
Scheduling for upcoming tournaments such as the Zen League Season 2 LAN Finals, EPICENTER 2017 and StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 will all be affected. It clearly indicates a lack of proper planning and consideration by Valve, and further demonstrates how fragmented the CS:GO scene still is:
TyLoo now have to skip a $500,000 event (EPICENTER) in order to probably not qualify for the $1,000,000 Major. But they have to try.
— Petar Milovanovic (@Tgwri1s) October 5, 2017
We feel you moxie:
2017 and @csgo2asia's still fukt ?
— moxie (@moxieCSGO) October 5, 2017
Lurppis added with his sarcasm:
A minor chance exists that in the future some business school uses Valve's scheduling a case study for how to NOT do things.
— lurppis (@lurppis) October 5, 2017
And Joe is probably right:
A large chance exists that Valve will still give no fucks after said case study is published. https://t.co/uwAtI5k2ji
— Joe Cardali (@tolkienfanatic) October 5, 2017
This all begs the question, where do we go from here? Maybe it’s time to make the #csgo2asia hashtag prominent again.