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Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
gotdembirdslikejulio -12 points

Because people actually watch NA. OF COURSE IT GETS PRIORITY. Should the WNBA get the same kind of coverage and broadcasting spots as the NBA even though people just dont seem to care as much in any capacity?

Hogron555 [score hidden]

EU had higher viewership than NA before Riot fucked up the EU schedule.

JapanNoodleLife -1 points

Only 2 years? EU has been screwed at the end of S3 already, when Riot decided to put it on this horrible Thursday+Friday 17:00 o'clock schedule.

Which made perfect logical sense at the time, given time zones and the stated goals to have both NA/EU be watchable from the other region.

Hogron555 [score hidden]

given time zones and the stated goals to have both NA/EU be watchable from the other region.

Lmao.

So you're telling me that it is easier for someone from NA to watch EU at 9:00 in the morning on Thursdays and Fridays (you know, when people have school or work to do) rather than Saturdays and Sundays? The change made EU completely unwatchable for most people in NA.

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Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
Tetzachilipepe 19 points

Yeah for us in Europe it's really weird to have it censored. Nearly nothing is censored here, at least not in the north.

Hogron555 8 points

Yeah I constantly hear casual swearing on TV here (and not just in the evening but also let's say noon TV shows where kids can watch). Not sure why Riot thinks it's a good idea to make a big deal out of it, especially in Europe of all places. You can take kids to a beach where people are completely nude and smoke weed with no problem whatsoever, but god forbid that they hear a swear word?

All you're doing by censoring swear words is put an emphasis on them. Everyone knows "fuck" and "shit" and whatever and censoring them accomplishes nothing except for drawing your attention to those words more than would have been the case if you didn't censor them.

I also noticed that by now, players are even saying "sorry" and "am I allowed to say that?" in interviews or the PGL. It's just so annoying and really brings down the quality of interviews imo. Instead of just letting people speak freely, they now have to constantly think about what they are and are not "allowed" to say.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/worldnews
Autoslamtronic -1 points

Surely there are incentives somewhere in international law? If I am a poorer Eastern European country with a primeval forest, and your wealthy Western European country destroyed all of your forests to build ships during the Age of Sails, I would have to ask for some help offsetting the cost of not logging. I feel like this kind of incentive does exist, but I do not know the name of it.

Hogron555 5 points

Surely there are incentives somewhere in international law? If I am a poorer Eastern European country with a primeval forest, and your wealthy Western European country destroyed all of your forests to build ships during the Age of Sails, I would have to ask for some help offsetting the cost of not logging

You can't be serious?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/01/eu-poland-10-years-economic

The country received £56bn in development funds between 2007 and 2013, money that was used to build hundreds of kilometres of highways and express roads as well as youth sports facilities, modern sewerage systems, kindergartens and pre-schools.

Add to that the £60bn earmarked for Warsaw in the EU's 2014-20 budget and the country will have enjoyed a windfall equivalent to roughly double the value of the Marshall Plan, calculated in today's dollar figures. And that does not take into account the tens of billions of pounds that Polish farmers continue to receive in agricultural subsidies from Brussels. What we are witnessing is, without doubt, one of the largest wealth transfers between nations in modern history.

Then there is the boost the Polish economy has enjoyed thanks to its booming exports, which mostly head to other EU countries. A year before accession, Poland generated an annual GDP of £130bn; by 2013, that figure had grown to £305bn. Meanwhile, GDP per capita has risen from 44% of the EU average on accession to 67% today and is forecast to reach 74% by 2020. Small wonder then that some nine out of 10 Poles support their country's membership of the EU, according to a survey last month.

But it is not just Poland's economy that has changed; it's the country's citizens as well. Young Poles today travel and study all over Europe, taking part in exchange programmes or just simply packing up their bags and heading for the nearest airport. Many have now personally interacted with folk from different countries and races or know people from their families who have. This was not always the case.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
Cruxxor 171 points

That's Rito for you.

NA Academy gets prime spot right after EU LCS, on Rito main channel, while EU Masters has 0 marketing, it's hard to even find schedule or things like when to buy tickets for finals, it's produced by esl - and everyone knows memes about esl production, play-ins were on shitty esl channel that no one watches, and while they were merciful and let main event run on main Rito channel, they're now putting it away to play replays there instead.

And some people still act like Rito being biased and treating EU like an unwanted child, is just a meme and not the truth.

Hogron555 4 points

and everyone knows memes about esl production, play-ins were on shitty esl channel that no one watches

Meh, I think ESL is handling it fine. I don't like the overly bright overlay and the bright graphics and stuff but that comes down to taste, and the production itself is definitely not really bad.

Funkin_donuts 10 points

How is this any different than Riot Games running EU rebroadcast even though Wildcards are playing? EU Masters isn’t as important as LPL idk what to say.

Hogron555 6 points

Are Wildcards being broadcasted on /RiotGames at all? I thought they all have their own channels since there often is no English casting at all.

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Hogron555 commented on a post in r/worldnews
CreamOfSumYungFella 2 points

I mean...Russia's whole playbook is out there for all of us to read, and it says that Finland should be absorbed into Russia. I guess you could just hope that appeasement works forever, but that's not a risk I'd be willing to take.

Hogron555 0 points

I mean...Russia's whole playbook is out there for all of us to read

The book was written by a Russian philosopher, not by Putin himself or even anyone in any sort of government position.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
Hammy_da_COCAIN 4 points

Why? I want strong stable teams in franchizing, not my boy peke playing 5 different roles while his mum manages social media.

Hogron555 32 points

Franchising only works properly if you have enough viewers so you have enough revenue to share. And the only team that has drawn more viewers to their matches is Fnatic.

Qiluk 31 points

Results are a big boost yes but they're not the main purpose here. Its more "good results would give us even more publicity" but its not everything.

Yeah.. this whole thing is about resurfacing with long term in mind.

Dont think they'll get a summer LCS spot. Id be surprised if anyone even sells considering the longer partner you have been in the lcs, the bigger payout you will get if you dont make it in iirc, so teams like ROC/H2K who are not super favorable to make it in will probably get more from surviving another split and then getting payout than selling spot now.

Hogron555 30 points

Definitely, I mean just take a look at viewership numbers yesterday. Origen vs Kliktech had 160k viewers. That is more than some LCS games have and Riot didn't even do a lot of marketing for it.

Origen's brand value is unquestionable, if they can show that they got good infrastructure and management, I don't see how Riot could realistically decline the Fnatic-G2-Origen trifecta.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/worldnews
TheGelato1251 62 points

U.S. backed China-backed

FTFY

Hogron555 -1 points

Correct me if I'm wrong but it's only the US that has military bases in the Philippines, isn't it? For a dictator, allowing foreign military bases in your country seems much more of a sign of backing than anything else.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/worldnews
seapeple 5 points

After everything that happened last few days, I can honestly say that general Mattis is the most honrable person in the American establishment, and that there's no reason to doubt him and twist his words

Hogron555 3 points

After everything that happened last few days, I can honestly say that general Mattis is the most honrable person in the American establishment [...] and that there's no reason to doubt him

That is one very dishonourable establishment then and you are one very naive person then.

When US Marines brutally murdered 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians (including little children and women) in response to an IED that killed a Marine in Haditha, they lied about the people being insurgents. Randy Stone was one of the people charged for "failing to investigate" this massacre properly. Mattis' response? "It is clear to me that any error of omission or commission by Capt. Stone does not warrant action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice".

Seems like a really great guy this Mattis, defending the massacre of innocent civilians. /s

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
Hogron555 123 points

Why are Quickshot and Darius so quick to condemn Origen for doing PR and participating in Masters?

Clearly, signing years-long contracts when Origen can only play in the European Masters, which is 1 month for Spring and 1 month for Summer, makes no sense at all from a business and player perspective.

Signing that team just for Masters seems to make perfect sense to me. It brings Origen back into the spotlight and lets the players earn some nice money for a month. It also greatly benefits the other teams and Riot because Origen will draw a shit ton of viewers that might otherwise not be there.

The next European Masters is in what, September? It doesn't make sense for Origen nor for the players to sign longer contracts than that. Not sure what Quickshot and Darius expected or why a "PR stunt" is supposed to be bad in this context.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
Me_ADC_Me_SMASH -2 points

well I once raised the concern of privacy, basically can LoL listen to us even when we're not actively playing and everyone just downvotes because they don't understand what it means. And even when you're playing with voice, what does Tencent do with your audio? Does it analyze it/track something etc?

Hogron555 1 point

Wait, so you're using Windows as your OS but you're worried about Tencent spying on you through LoL? Fucking lmao, nice priorities.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/cars
Hogron555 59 points

Not the first time a leaked e-mail shows Tesla's very questionable practices.

...In the City (London) they call them fat-fingered trades — when a trader inadvertently hits the wrong key on his computer and costs his bank millions. The price of the email — sent in error late on Sunday, May 18, last year from a Tesla employee to someone at Ecotricity with the same first name as its intended recipient — has yet to be determined, but it could easily run into the millions too.

The email allegedly made clear Tesla’s plans to break up the partnership it had built with Ecotricity to install chargers in service areas and instead to make a direct approach to their operators. Ecotricity says that the email — written in haste after an article last year in The Sunday Times that disclosed Musk’s concept of an electric superhighway in Britain — also revealed Tesla’s intention to blacken Ecotricity’s name with politicians and the media. Instead of being sent to Simon Sproule, then Tesla’s head of corporate communications, the email was sent by mistake to Simon Crowfoot of Ecotricity, alerting the company to Tesla’s plans.

Vince said the email was evidence not only of underhandedness but of a “brutal” corporate culture within the American firm. “I have never seen anything approaching Tesla’s behaviour and we have been around 20 years this year and we’ve had some run-ins, you know. I do think it’s cultural — I just think that’s how they operate.”

https://www.driving.co.uk/news/dale-vince-vs-elon-musk/

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/worldnews
WhiteFlowerFactory 11 points

Everyone who believes anti-communist propaganda and doesn't understand the difference between right wing fascistoid nonsense like Stalinism and actual left wing Communism.

LOL Stalin was right wing now?

What we do understand is that communism, although it may start with good intentions, ends up a shitshow.

Hogron555 3 points

The USSR was a dysfunctional combination of planned economy + totalitarianism/authoritarianism. Just because the Communist Party 'ruled' the USSR doesn't make it a communist country. Just like NK isn't a democracy, despite having "democratic" in its name and just like Nazi Germany wasn't socialist despite having "socialist" in its name - in fact, socialists were one of the first groups that were purged.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
my_jungler_is_shit 179 points

Idk man this Origen hype is a bit too big. For sure they are mechanically better players but they have been playing together for 2 weeks and have comunication issues most likely. This KT roster has been together for 3 years with change of maybe 1 player.

Hogron555 31 points

Origen won a game vs KT at S5 Worlds already, they can do it again.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/cars
w0nderbrad 10 points

The driver complaining numerous times about AP fucking up at the same location came from the family of the man. The drivers hands not being on the steering wheel came from Tesla. What is your point?

Hogron555 28 points

The drivers hands not being on the steering wheel came from Tesla. What is your point?

It is very sad that Tesla's misleading statements still seem to be effective. To quote Tesla:

The driver had received several visual and one audible hands-on warning earlier in the drive and the driver’s hands were not detected on the wheel for six seconds prior to the collision.

Notice the phrasing. The driver got signals to put his hands on the steering wheel at earlier points, but not right before the crash. If he had received warnings immediately before the crash, they wouldn't be so vague in their wording.

Tesla's spin doctors must be working overtime right now.

G0merPyle 93 points

"You're fired" "Oh yeah? I quit"

Or

"I quit" "Oh yeah? You're fired"

Depending on whether you like Tesla/Musk or not

Hogron555 93 points

I trust the NTSB a lot more than Tesla. The NTSB deals with giants like Airbus and Boeing, and none of these huge companies seem to have any problem dealing with the NTSB. Tesla is the outlier here, so I am very inclinced to think that it is Tesla that is bullshitting. Also, having read Tesla's own statements about the crash, they are so misleadingly worded that I see Tesla as the far more unreliable party.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
Fuzzikopf 219 points

Yeah you need to consider the fact that we had 3 rookie ADCs as well as 3 rookie supports this split. Rekless and Hyli are two of the most experienced players in the entire league.

Hogron555 124 points

Rekkles said that a lot of players might return to Europe next season, so that's good.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
LeDankRedditUserxD -15 points

Would be interesting to hear eu pros talk about other regions/finals over some of the more random segments that they have.

Nah, reddit always likes to complain about "muh EU no personality!!" and these segments help viewers to get to know the players more.

EUphoria doesn't talk about other regions since they always invite guests and since the whole point of the show is to cover EU, whereas The Dive seems to be LoL in general just with a focus on NA. A pro can give much more insight about EU than any other region and it would make no sense for them to waste that opportunity by talking about another region that a lot of pros may not even watch (I'm not sure but I think it was Caps who recently said on PGL that he doesn't watch NA when Sjokz asked him something about it - the same is probably true for lots of other EU pros). Since The Dive usually only features casters however, whose jobs it is to keep up with several regions, it makes more sense for them to talk about it. If The Dive was featuring NA pros, you'd pretty much see them exclusively talk about NA as well.

Hogron555 1 point

Also don't forget that anyone from EU who cares about NA can typically just watch it. The same cannot be said the other way around, since the way Riot scheduled NA makes it much easier to watch for a European than the EU schedule is for a North American.

blueragemage 5 points

EU Schedule isn't bad for NA, since it goes from ~10 AM to 2 PM for me in Texas (so 8 - 12 in Cali)

Hogron555 1 point

EU is on Fridays so if you go to work, university, college, school or whatever, you're already guaranteed to miss half of the games at the very least.

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Hogron555 commented on a post in r/worldnews
xXsnip_ur_ballsXx 0 points

The problem with Chomsky is that he is ideologically opposed to the US, so he is more likely to criticize the US and ignore the crimes of other countries. He has rescinded his views on the Khmer Rouge, but he used to muddy the waters around the genocide to try to convince people that nothing was happening, and if something was happening it was the US's fault.

Hogron555 2 points

Chomsky and Herman did not downplay Khmer Rouge crimes, they simply pointed out that with the information available at the time (from the US Department of State), US media death toll estimates were widely exaggerated, whereas the opposite was happening when the media covered crimes committed by allies, ie. the Indonesian invasion and destruction of East Timor. Chomsky did not downplay the genocide, seeing as he picked Cambodia precisely because he believed it to be a genocide.

Chomsky's analysis of Cambodia was part of the greater analysis he made of the media with Edward Herman, in which they demonstrated the way in which the media exaggerates enemy crimes while downplaying the crimes of allies. It makes total sense for him to focus on US crimes because his analysis focussed on US media.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
IronyWentOverMyHead 312 points
Hogron555 16 points

Origen's brand is insane tbh, they gained like 35k twitter followers in the last week alone and grew over 700k followers in their 1-year run from CS to semis, which is more than the majority of teams have even today. I think no LoL team has ever reproduced such quick growth.

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
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xenoph76 32 points

This is the best Finals/3rd place i'v watched since i started following League Esports

Season 5 summer finals says hello

Hogron555 12 points

Never forgetti (but the production is indeed much better now than it was back in S5)

Did the regular EU studio actually get smaller by the way? It seems to be bigger in the intro video than it is now.

iamrisn 8 points

Did the regular EU studio actually get smaller by the way? It seems to be bigger in the intro video than it is now.

The EU LCS venue has 2 studios (Battle Arena & Battle Studio).

In 2015-2016Sp the bigger one (Arena) was used, in 2016Su both for the double stream and since 2017 the smaller one (Studio) is used.

Edit: Some clips in that are also from 2014-, so still the ESL studio in Cologne.

Hogron555 3 points

Thanks! Is the Arena the one that was being renovated and the one where MSI + the next splits are going to be played in?

Hogron555 commented on a post in r/leagueoflegends
my_jungler_is_shit 3 points

Dunno if this is counting YT too, but balkan stream has around 1k viewers now and it should be a lot more when KT plays

Hogron555 1 point

/u/aronsld, does the bot count the Balkan Youtube streams?

EsportsViewersBot 4 points

League of Legends E-Sports viewers at 2018-04-09 18:49 CET

Viewers: 16.290


'0 viewers' issue should be fixed #NotDying :)

Owner

Hogron555 4 points

Not that bad given that it's just the first game and only the play-in. Plus a lot of regional streams are missing sadly, for example there doesn't seem to be any Spanish stream for the play-in (even though Movistar Riders is Spanish). :/

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