Honestly I think they need a new mode for E Sports. Escalation is pretty boring to watch. I have watched some highlights, didnt really watch much of the stream itself. I dont know that Escalation actually captures the essence of Gears.
I think I Iegit watched one for Gears 4 and then another one again but only flipped to it every 30 mins or so to claim the skins. After that second time, I decided to quit because to me the skins aren’t worth it. Nowadays, honestly Gears isn’t on my radar much. To me, watching people play a video game isn’t fun at all unless I am there giving them input where to go and how to get something in it.
Gears 5 has a disastrous debut and still its plague with scarcity of stuff, problems , bugs and things that as you know its not resembling Gears 4 or much less GOW 3 , its a game too casual , and due of that lots of players left it behind.
Most of hard-core fans don’t care how other’s play… so in that sense its not a good idea to have such events.
combining both of them , we could realize why people don’t watch esports for Gears of War.
I watched it on YT before someone told me there were skins for watching. I kept the tournament on in the background while I did chores and for the most part it seemed really good, especially the end when Reciprocity won 4 in a row and then Pittsburgh Knights came back to win 2 before finally losing the 7th. Very exciting and they picked some very enthusiastic commentators too.
My favorite part was when the camera panned the crowd and I saw an old lady there who was probably somebody’s grandmother who went to the tournament to show support. Damn beautiful.
I claimed some of the skins but not all, but I didn’t watch the stream. The eSports scene is something that has absolutely no appeal to me whatsoever.
The thing that annoys me and completely turns me off, is the macho-posturing - the chest beating, the trash-talking, the cheesy publicity shots in darkened rooms where they cross their arms in slow-motion.
This is how boys think men behave like.
And Icy looks like a serial killer. Scares me a bit.
Cheers to those who still watching streams.
I got enough Escalation back in Gears 4 and me watching 8 to 12 hours just to claim cosmetics?
Maybe next title.
as for now I’m staying away for the game and streams, nothing good seems to be happening.
I had it on in the background while doing homework but kept forgetting about it, so I didn’t even get half of the skins, I don’t think. Managed to get the gnasher and lancer last night, but it was close as I was drifting in and out of sleep.
I watched some of it, mostly just had it on in the background. I don’t know why they’re still pushing it so hard, there’s been no growth. In fact, there’s been major regression compared to Gears 4. G4 would cap out north of 40k viewers, G5 can barely cap out above 15k.
And this was probably the most anticipated event too, with it being held in Mexico so it’ll still probably be downhill from here.