Originally Posted by Gewcebawcks
American work day ends traditionally at 5PM. It's when the Riot office can migrate over to the Venue... a Venue that's widely used for multiple events. I'm sure USC's basketball team, or music department would be pretty pissed if Riot just barged in, set-up shop, and started yelling... "GET OUT OF OUR WAY!!! THERE ARE EUROPEANS THAT NEED TOO SEE THIS GAME!!!"
It's a worldwide audience... regardless of who's in the finals.
Indeed it's a worldwide audience. Too bad nobody in the rest of the world is able to watch the game, apart from people in the US of course. I think this is really bad. Especially considering the only teams lef tin the tournament are from Europe and Asia....
If Riot can't use the current venue, they could easily find something else. If there's no audience, teams in seperate rooms etc etc, why would you even need a big venue like that? In that case 3 indoor rooms would be sufficient. I assume they need to move their stuff there anyways on Wednesday, so might as well move it to a different location. If the stuff is still there, it means nobody else will use te space and they will still be able to broadcast whenever the hell they want to.
Working day might traditionally end at 5 pm in the US. I don't think Riot's staff can't do wihtout a couple of it's members for a few hours. Not every staff member is at the venue. Besides, the games were able to start at reasonable time slast week, so why suddenly that's impossible for this week?
THis game has a worldwide audience indeed. So I think the rest of the world's audience's interest should be taken into account a whole lot more. Europe has more players than US. Let alone Europe and Asia combined. Especially with Riot organising this....if this was a MLG even tor something, then it's a 3rd party which RIot has little to do with. BUt this is their own event, their name on the line, their own audience, their players etc. I thik those people's interest need ot be taken into account a bit more. You can't rule out everyone but people in the US. It has to be taken into account. Apart from that, I don't think it's a smart choice business wise (less stream revenue etc).