Rocket League is a game that I love, like all of you here who are subscribed to this sub and who turn on their PCs every day to play the game. We all want the esport scene & community orgs to grow and provide memories that last a lifetime for every player, so they can remember they were part of something special.
But the reality is something quite preposterous. Lately, the games esports scenes growth has become stagnant. It's humdrum, boring. Smaller community orgs are crying for support left right & center. They have the player base in their Discords, but not the financial support to grow and keep their tournaments exciting. Lots of these orgs are starting to collapse due to a lack of financial support, which is required to deliver bigger prize pools which is needed to attract a great number of players and aura around these tournaments.
When they ask for help, they either get blanked or ignored by those higher up individuals who are their to provide support or direction in the scene(Yes, unbelievable) or they have the audacity to answer with statements like "community orgs should be striving to hold bigger, better events". The farcical element of this is when they ask for help, these people making the above statements don't have enough interest to help them. The smaller orgs aren't asking for financial aid from these individuals, but rather guidance and help to develop themselves into a sustainable structure.
The point I'm wishing to make is this. Yes, we have great huge tournaments, like NARLI, ELeague, Dreamhack etc. A great top heavy esports scene, nice for the pro players. But the bottom of the pyramid has very little to offer due to the lack of support and respect from those with the power to affect change. And unless the foundations of our great game and esport are respected and supported, I guarantee this, it will fade away in the not too distant future.
So, I'd to start a discussion on my above argument and statement. Please remember to be civil. All suggestions are welcome.
Where do I start?
I remember when this game focused on the competitive nature by adding features that improved and optimized the in game experience.