• 26 Feb 2018, 20:55 • News
First of all, we would like to apologize for not being as transparent as many of you would probably have liked and that some statements we made, may have been unclear. We would like to get some transparency into the whole thing and will therefore give you some reasoning for our decisions. The biggest problem of them all has been time. All three of us did not have the time to put in the whole organization of the event, as we would have liked, or as we were able to put in last year. We are well aware, that it is not enough to throw some announcement and not a lot more at you, and all of you are going crazy on the signups and the payment. As well as that, we are aware of the fact, that teams will not build enough confidence in the LAN actually happening, when we are not showing you, who is interested and who is not. But on the other hand, the interest you all saw on crossfire, does not differ from the interest we got through our signup page. We received exactly three signups for the 6on6 tournament (Elysium, Teamoxid and Team-Rayzed), and two signups for the 3on3 tournament (mAlibu and Teamoxid). Of course we could have told you about that earlier, but we were not sure, that this would have changed anything. We tried to procrastinate this news post, hoping to receive more signups and on the other hand, try to talk to people, to gather information about the possible interest teams might have. The gathering process did not happen the way we wanted it to, cause of the lack of time, we could invest. Considering last years big interest from the very beginning, we probably handled the situation wrong.
Furthermore we are grateful for constructive criticism, helpful hints and every single message we receive, that helps us making this event happen. Sometimes criticism, hints and messages are getting pretty rough, people are unsatisfied or even pissed about the way we handle stuff. The negative stuff that gets thrown at us lately is sort of getting out of hand and decreases our motivation to put time into the event. We are well aware of the mistake we made last year concerning the payment. We have always been transparent to the captains of the affected teams. Of course this won’t happen again! We, as the admins organising the events, are not earning a single penny with the events, and we don’t want to. We are learning from our mistakes. For the upcoming event to happen, we all need to pull our shit together. In the end we are hosting these events for the community, you guys!
For you guys to build trust in us again and an offline event to happen, things have to change. We are looking for solutions and changes. We are willing to provide more content concerning leagues and cups, but for that to happen, we need you guys. At this point, we would like to mention, that ETernal Damage has been delay free until the final. Are you willing to help us plan online cups? If so, contact stray or Ekto.
We are extending our admin team to split the workload. We were not aware, that the amounts of work there is, is not possible to handle with just three people. Let alone three people lacking time to work on the project.
Any conclusions from that wall of text?
After discussing all the aforementioned stuff, we decided, it would probably be the best to postpone the event. Any other solution we could come up with, would just harm the quality of the event. We don’t want you and the quality of the event to suffer, because we couldn’t put in the time we needed. We want to improve our events and don’t make them worse, just to have an event! We are hoping you guys haven’t yet made any bookings, vacation day requests at work or anything similar. If so, we are sorry for that!
Now we are asking you guys, which time do you want the lan to happen? There are two weekends to choose from:
- 26.10.2018 - 28.10.2018
- 02.11.2018 - 04.11.2018
Comment below, to let us know, which date suits you better! We will evaluate every comment and let you guys know, when the event is going to happen.
Now it is on you guys to vote and on us all to make another offline event happen. We will learn from our mistakes and the Return to KBG is going to be even better than KBG! Together we can make it happen!