Maybe it’s not fair to be angry at Riot for the stream not working due to internet issues, but it’s certainly fair to be angry with them for not having LAN compatibilities built into their game. Just like it’s fair to be angry at Riot for not having replays. Just like it was fair to be angry when there was no spectator mode. Just like it’s fair to be mad at ANY company that doesn’t please its customers. Why is there an exception being made for Riot?
I’m not mad myself, but putting myself in the shoes of CLG.eu, WE, all of the people attending the event, or even the casters, I sure as hell would be mad. Some people traveled from across the world to go to this event (paying hundreds of dollars) and they got cut short almost a full day. I can’t even imagine how mad everyone on CLG.eu was after the second disconnect since they were so incredibly close to winning and advancing to the semi-finals.
Riot is a company and they need to be held accountable for their poor decision making. Not having LAN compatibility in the game before a two million dollar tournament is absolutely mind-boggling to me. I don’t know why Riot has such a difficult time putting features into a game that other games have had for YEARS (i.e. replays and LAN compatibility). I think it’s fair for us to be angry at Riot for LoL not having features that a game made OVER TEN YEARS AGO has (Warcraft III).
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