The point-system for skins is already a bad idea. And considering the ridiculous dripfeed on CS so far this is another slap into the face:
At the end of the Split, the top scoring users on the Pro League Phase 1 and 2 leaderboards will receive something brand new to the Pro League Watch & Win program…a Chrome Steel Grenadier character skin!
Ah, yes, looks like we need to “check-in.” I was confused because it seemed like the wording was that we would gain points per hour watched. So you could continue to do what you did before, no? Wait for the notification from Gears Utility (if it’s still working), or watch the forums, then log in quickly and click the box?
edit; oh nvm, i get it now. They’re doing points for checking in AND also hours watched.
I might be wrong, but from the looks of it you would have to watch at least 60 hours if you already got the Boom/Dropshot and 65 if you didn’t. Assuming the system is even working as it’s supposed to. And it only tracks time during matches, not inbetween during the blabla-sections.
That’s not my main-concern though. I’m more concerned that they start hiding CS behind streams now.
It’s going to be a big fat joke and one that I hope gets TC tons of slack if they only put some or all future CS through that system. I don’t have the time nor ability to ruin my sleep just for these skins because hardly anybody would watch these streams without carrots dangling in their face.
Dont forget that chrome steel skins are supporting of the esports program. So receiving them or just one by watching the streams sounds reasonable considering they are for esports and part of that section in the store.
If they were going to do this it should’ve been a raffle like before with the option of being able to purchase it in the store. People who don’t want to spend money will watch the streams and people who don’t want to watch the streams will buy. Is there really anything wrong with that?
Still too early to say. Hopefully its in the store…