Luminous talks Casting and League of Legends vs Dota 2 Structure

Travis chats with Luminous about his weekend casting The International as well as his thoughts on how Riot's philosophy on eSports versus Valve.

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Zaknaifen
Zaknaifen

Awesome interview. Nicely done.

Detriiment
Detriiment

Travis, your interviews are amazing.  Keep up the great content man, YOU are the biggest thing that the DotA2 scene is missing.  An amazing interviewer who puts a lot of amazing content out there for eSports fanatics. :)

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

Great interview, Travis. Can't wait for super week.

Goosebumpage
Goosebumpage

Great interview Travis.  Luminous is an Interesting guy - nice to have someone prominent's thoughts who has exposure to both scenes.  No idea why there is such kiddie-rage between the two communities but guess it's the same sort of mindless zealotry as Android vs Apple, Sony vs Microsoft etc.  That woman that was doing the interviews during TI was not a good choice imo - surely they could have found someone with actual DOTA knowledge?!

Phrosnite
Phrosnite

dota is counter strike, lol is call of duty

illum4551
illum4551

@Goosebumpage 'That woman that was doing the interviews during TI was not a good choice imo - surely they could have found someone with actual DOTA knowledge?!'

Well it's your opinion against a thousand others. If you would have just given a glance over the forums and threads available, a lot of DotA fans have taken a liking to her, and personally I enjoy her level of professionalism and the interest she takes into the game. 

Admitting herself that she's new to the scene, there's an obvious reason Valve brought her on, and that's most certainly due to her amazing charisma, character, and moreover being able to bring really good talent into the e-sports scene, which is needed for its growth. So to sum up really, Kaci was a great choice, and many, myself included hope to see her return to TI4.

colt_a
colt_a

@Phrosnite You're exactly right.  Counter strike may take more skill, but its a community of players stuck in the past who are scared of innovation.  So much so that bug fixes are considered 'degrading the game'.  Its also very unforgiving, lose a round?  Well now you don't have enough money to get guns.

But CoD is easy entry, anyone can play.  Pick up your gun and have fun.  There's skill to be had to in CoD, but a lot of the tedium is removed.

Dabizona
Dabizona

@zaboon_I played counter strike when I was a 12-year-old whining boy

colt_a
colt_a

@zaboon_ @Dabizona @Phrosnite No, he's saying that across three different counter strikes, there are 100k players.  Where one CoD across three platforms has far more players per day.  Let alone counting the older ones.