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Entry#24 - The Return of Blogging! What’s happening in 2014 Esports? – FIFA News

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The Year of the Talent

What’s happening beautiful people?? I’m ready to return to blogging with a set schedule… Most of my previous entries describe experiences at different events around the world and my recollection of those trips. From this point forward I will be writing “Bi-Weekly” blogs talking about competitive FIFA, esports in general, and different life situations that correlate with gaming.

Starting out fresh with a new year, I’m expecting considerable changes with the vVv organization in terms of additional sponsorships, new focal points on bringing in identified professional players, and just overall growth of the organization. I’m also looking to get much more involved in contributing to vVv in more ways outside of just representing the team as a sponsored professional including the expansion of my personal brand development and transitioning into finding a role in our staff that I can effectively help the organization.

So what’s new for competitive FIFA in 2014? Virgin Gaming has teamed up with ESPN to host events, while also running a major qualifier that offers the opportunity for pros to get more involved through social media with “The Kick.TV Invitational Tournament.” ($10,000) The issue with these qualifiers is Virgin Gaming is using a leaderboard system which benefits the players that play the most but aren’t necessarily the best players, therefore a lot of the household names in terms of the FIFA esports scene refuse to take part. Playing 10 hours per day to compete with the Virgin Gaming crazies isn’t possible for most competitive players.

Promoting website numbers by increasing how many matches are played on the site through prizes based on leaderboards might be good for statistics, but in my opinion it hinders the competitive community in the long run. Tournaments lose credibility when the most respected players or new players who are rising in prestige are not taking place in the large tournaments because of structure.

As for vVv Gaming welcome to “The Year of the Talent”, which has me extremely excited as a fan of watching the best players compete across titles. We have really built up our community over the years and it’s time to invest in the best while developing more players going forward.

Drop a comment, with a topic for the next blog… I wanted to get back into this with a quick reintroduction to the year before diving in with the heavy debates.

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CoD Championships did that this year for 8 places. 8 teams qualified through League Play, Some were really good teams, but most were teams that just played 24/7 for the past 3 weeks. Which most pros took off work to do. All teams that werent pros got first rounded though.

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CoD Championships did that this year for 8 places. 8 teams qualified through League Play, Some were really good teams, but most were teams that just played 24/7 for the past 3 weeks. Which most pros took off work to do. All teams that werent pros got first rounded though.

Well for FIFA we can't go to the event unless we play in these qualifiers.. so it screws a lot of the more talented players because we simply cannont invest the same amounts of time 

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Hopefully the community of FIFA can explode like the rest of eSports. I'm very interested in your future blog posts because this is a game that isnt new to me but the pro side is very new to me. 

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Hopefully the community of FIFA can explode like the rest of eSports. I'm very interested in your future blog posts because this is a game that isnt new to me but the pro side is very new to me. 

Well FIFA has always had a massive audience but it's split between game modes which makes it very difficult to expand the competitive community.. Career Mode, FIFA Ultimate Team, Head 2 Head, Pro Clubs etc.. 

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