Sadly after Team SoloMid, the last remaining North American team standing, got royally stomped by Azubu Frost, European team Moscow 5 and Korean team Azubu Frost gave in their post game conference their opinions what the NA teams need to do in order to improve their games.
Talking with M5, team leader Alex Ichetovkin had this to say.
“…how they feel about the game, they are coming not to win but just to make a show. It’s like they’re making a show all the time. They’re coming with girlfriends, they’re relaxing, playing solo rank instead of practicing…It’s more about how you think about the game.”
While Azubu Frost politely stated that the NA teams have gotten better since last year, overall there is a lack of communication and setting goals.
There is a ray of hope as team leader Reginald of Team SoloMid stated in his AMA that they are looking to hire a coach, increase practice hours, and focus on team practice. Time will tell how effective these steps will be for teams like Team SoloMid and whether the other NA teams will take similar steps to ensure a higher chance at winning.
Leave a comment below letting us know your thoughts on this matter. Should NA teams take the role of being a professional gamer more seriously, or was this a matter of being beaten by a more skilled team?