Instead of feeling excited and entertained according to the nature of the event, almost all fans feel bored with the “new owner” way of organizing the tournament.
Team Artemis easily won Team Levi 2-0 in the much-awaited Bo3 series last night (January 10) among the most popular VCS stars. Unfortunately, that result is not what fans want to see at the VCS Season 2023 Kickoff performance tournament – the event that marks the first time Riot Southeast Asia has taken over from Garena Vietnam after more than 10 years of releasing League of Legends. in Viet Nam.
“Thanks to the organizers for helping me relive my childhood memories of the time when the box TVs with pale colors and faint sound were recorded with the recording technology of the 2000s. The scenes of the programs The past is so real that when I watch directly the image that precedes the sound that follows, the sense of familiarity makes me really touched, thinking I will never be able to hear the old visual sounds again in this century. This innovation is awesome. Once again, thank you very much BTC!” – “sample text” with a sarcastic tone has been copied and spammed by many viewers on all social networking platforms from Facebook fanpage to YouTube livestream from yesterday until now.
The wait is there because Riot SEA has been running a campaign to promote VCS Kickoff since January 1. During those nearly 10 days, the organizers have rekindled the faith in Vietnamese LoL fans from the design of the costumes, the image of the players as well as the side information dedicated to the event being held for the first time instead. for All-Star Event.
First, Riot SEA is not hosting this tournament at the new GG Stadium as rumored. They chose a venue specializing in organizing large and small events in Ho Chi Minh City (which was the place where the 2019 VCS Summer Finals took place), making many people feel disappointed. Next is the production of the program, from the bad sound, the commentator’s microphone is not clear to the blurry image, giving the feeling that the frame is broken into pieces, … can not hold even the audience. the easiest fake. BTC recognized the problem and admitted that “due to a number of objective reasons, the audio signal is not reaching the best quality.” They promise that “this situation will be improved soon” and ask for all understanding. But during the past two and a half hours, the bad situation was still so bad that the audience no matter how hard they tried, they had to hurt their eyes and ears.
Second, the two coaches Huu Trung and Minh Tri are not strong enough to carry the deal. Although this duo is no stranger to viewers of the LPL Vietnam channel, it is difficult not to be compared with Hoang Luan, Van Tung, Duc Manh or Ling Cao Thu – four former VETV editors whose names are unknown. still stick with VCS 2023 or not.
Another factor that makes VCS Kickoff lose points is that it coincides with a similar event on the LCK side. But there, viewers feel the obvious professionalism of Riot Korea from AZ. “I saw that the new stage was not finished yet. So, when will I finish doing it online, then what about onLAN?! Doing it like this is really embarrassing. I only have a low-pitched mic, but the Thailand vs Malaysia match (AFF Cup) ended and it’s still the same. Bored to watch” – quoted a notable comment. Many people almost immediately “turn the car” after witnessing the way Riot SEA works. They wrote a “memorial” writing for Garena because no matter how bad it was, it was not “slanderous” like what VCS Kickoff just showed. Some also compared the tournament with the current state of My Dinh National Stadium – the object of criticism from both the online community and Vietnamese sports lovers in recent days.
At the time of writing, Riot SEA has not yet announced the opening date of VCS Spring 2023. There are many reports that like last year, this year’s VCS will coincide with the 2023 LCK Spring Split. And according to Riot’s regulations Games, international tournaments will have to “give up waves” to the domestic to ensure the complete development for the global. So the question is with what was done yesterday, does anyone still believe that Riot SEA will organize smoothly and without ripples the number one League of Legends tournament in Vietnam so that it deserves to fill the LCK time frame – the The event has always been the most interested in the country’s esports fans for the past decade?!