Wow. It’s been like… 8 months. Sorry guys.
Well, as you can tell, I’ve been very busy. Real life has gotten in the way of my fake one, even though I had a spectacular time at PAX, and got to see the Season 3 finals. I really haven’t kept the blog up to date with what’s going on, but it’s been a very exciting ride.
We’re getting ready for the start of the World Championships soon, and eSports promises to do what other games can’t: make this a legitimate world competition. Though the Koreans are heavy favorites, Cloud9′s meteoric rise to the top of the North American circuit has given U.S. players something to cheer for.
I’ll try to cover Worlds, but what got me blogging again was something I just saw posted from League of Legends:
Riot wasn’t finished with the Honor Initiative, and their commitment to combat the toxic nature of their game. In this brilliantly directed clip, eSportscaster Rivington the 3rd, a Riot employee, provides the voice over to the data that Riot’s been collecting for the past year or so.
I just thought I’d toss this out, as it applies to more than just League of Legends; generally, people aren’t bad. At least, not as bad as you think. They get frustrated, they get angry, the make stupid decisions, and we think that defines them. But please, don’t just automatically assume everyone else hates you, or is awful. There will certainly be times when they are just trolling you, or when nothing works out, but let’s try to keep this from becoming the default, expected behavior of the rest of humanity. We’re all just trying to get by in this crazy world.