We had Dr Disrespect, Nickmercs, CDN the 3rd, and High Distortion all playing together in a party. Combine all those viewers and you get over 50k concurrent. They have 1.6m, 1.8m, 3.0m and 3.7m followers. All except Dr Disrespect were former pro players in Gears 3. Nickmercs is now a Fortnite pro (or close to it) and ditched a Fortnite tourny just because his chat was spamming for him to stay on Gears.
Sound great right? The streamers love the game and are addicted. It’s fun. But then there is the horrid matchmaking which ruins the opportunity that Gears 5 has to grow beyond its core fan base.
These guys are washed and honestly not very good players anymore. They’re just a fun 5 stack of streamer friends trying to have a good time. They should find a game pretty quick, right? Nope. When I joined the stream, they were queuing for over 10 minutes and didn’t find a game. Individuals were getting kicked from the party randomly due to a “matchmaking error” as well. They had to restart their game a few times and kept having to watch those incredibly long (unskippable) intros, adding to the bordem.
Dr Disrespect said at one point,
I’ve played three games in three and a half hours.
Here are some clips:
- Nick getting off because of the queue
- 3 games in 3.5 hours
- Restarting the game to maybe fix queue
- Another restarting game thing
- Takes 40 seconds just to cancel the search LOL
Seriously TC, this needs to be addressed. I have the same issues with my friends where I can’t find games, but even low rank 5 stacks apparently can’t find any games, which is sad. Streamers collab with each other and there’s no way they’re going to keep their 50k viewers just watching them sit in a queue. They’re going to drop the game and never pick it up again because it’s disgusting. Fix the matchmaking somehow. I think it’s healthier to allow for some unbalanced matches than to just not find any at all. It’s so disappointing to have a lot of streaming potential but then see all these massive streamers drop the game just because of some matchmaking filters and bugs.