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Esports for wows?

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Probably because of two reasons. One is that we have far fewer players worldwide play WoWS compared to WoT. It is a pretty small group of us that play. The second reason is that watching a WoWS match is pretty boring, kind of like watching paint dry. One only has to look at the interest in the King of the Sea tournaments from a non participant standpoint. Heck even Jingles couldn't make it interesting. 

It is a numbers game, we need a bigger playing base before there will be enough interest to get some competitive gaming going. 

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ah would be nice to see some more esports for wows beyond KoTS, maybe make wows more popular 1st.

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Yeah, there's still a bit of work to do yet to make competitive WoWS into "good TV". Efforts are being made, just not there yet. 

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3 hours ago, Taylor3006 said:

Probably because of two reasons. One is that we have far fewer players worldwide play WoWS compared to WoT. It is a pretty small group of us that play. The second reason is that watching a WoWS match is pretty boring, kind of like watching paint dry. One only has to look at the interest in the King of the Sea tournaments from a non participant standpoint. Heck even Jingles couldn't make it interesting. 

It is a numbers game, we need a bigger playing base before there will be enough interest to get some competitive gaming going. 

I remember when Jingles mentioned the idea had been floated and he just burst into laughter for a few minutes.

I'd also think a certain team configuration would be needed to keep things moving and exciting.  Haven't tried this Arms Race thing yet, but something along those lines to keep people moving forward, etc.

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1 hour ago, Optio_Praetorii said:

I remember when Jingles mentioned the idea had been floated and he just burst into laughter for a few minutes.

I'd also think a certain team configuration would be needed to keep things moving and exciting.  Haven't tried this Arms Race thing yet, but something along those lines to keep people moving forward, etc.

There's always Epicenter =). 

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Successful eSports have decisive clashes that have clearly defined winners (think MOBA team fights, and shooters).  They also typically have comeback mechanics.  WoWs is basically a war of attrition for 20 minutes and becomes exponentially more difficult with each ship lost.  Its not enjoyable to watch for the first 10 minutes 9 times out of 10 and sometimes for the entire 20 minutes.  Its often times completely uncertain who is winning until the final push comes with the time pressure of the game ending or the score reaching 1000 for one team.  There is no incentive to be aggressive and take fights to the enemy and in fact often a disincentive to do so.  There is also a completely garbage spectator view, which if WG had any interest in turning it into an eSport would have been fixed long ago.

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