Originally Posted by trueqt
They dont scrim asian teams, they dont have the work ethic of asian teams, they cant afford to not stream like asian teams.
until they are able to come out of nowhere after having been in hiding for 3 months of constant "real" practice there will be no NA winner of a tourney.
also, as much as i dont like CLG Prime they have the right idea with trying to come up with cheese to win (dig too) since they know they cannot outplay the asian teams they have to cheese comp.
Who is supposed to have been in a "3 months hiding" ?
WE ? They won the TGA, the biggest Chinese tourney, a week or so before IPL5. They played in other tourneys all around too, and streamed in China. It's not because NA people (and teams) still think they are alone in the world and that if something don't happen in NA or in an NA sponsored tourney it doesn't happen that it's true you know.............
TPA ? They play every week or so in GPL for the past 6+ months.
Blackbean/Iceland are sub top asian teams that were selected out of local tourneys, but they are quite known in their regions and had already participated in local selections...
No the problems of NA is still the same it was 2 years ago, they can't grasp the difference between "SoloQ all day long" and "train in team 4/5h a day, SERIOUSLY".
It wasn't a problem when roughly the only teams that could afford to be "pros" doing nothing but LoL were 3/4 NA teams, it IS a problem when there is like 40 teams (20 of them in Korea) that ARE pro for nearly a year now, and ARE training in team 4/5h a day pretty much all week and up to 10h/day when prepping for major tourneys, scrimming in TEAM as much as they can....
Nothing will change for NA until they change their mentality, which won't happen soon since they still all are in the "we are the best others cheats/are lucky/abuse op champs/have no life" mentality (the interviews after IPL5 are pathetic) while other teams will get better and better (take Europe, instead of 3/4 teams being "pros", there will be AT LEAST 8, and probably more on the secondary circuit. China finally have a circuit meaning even more Chinese team will rises, and a LOT of Pro structures are picking up team in China right now... Korea already have a truckload of those and they get better and better... Garena will probably progress now with more and more inter regional tourneys in Asia.... and NA will stay the same as usual, they refuse to even start taking into account the fact that maybe they could possibly be part of the problem and maybe should change something.).