Is NASL the answer? What should we expect.
by, 04-13-2011 at 12:03 PM (2855 Views)
The question being, Is NASL the answer to the downturn of PC gaming in the US? The answer being rather simple... Yes. The North American Star League is one of the most brilliant and exciting things that has happened in North America since The CGS. And yes, I know you might be reading this thinking, "Really? The CGS Sucked! There was no 1.6." I used to think that way too. With the implementation of NASL, I realize what CGS really was and what they meant to the community.
NASL is the new hope for revival of gaming in the US and I believe it is that all important bridge between ESEA and CGS. It was the skipped transitional step that could have brought more people on board with the CGS.
The format of NASL reminds me a lot of current day sports, except instead of teams you have individuals. They take the best individuals and put them into divisions and conferences. I have yet to see a league do this as well as NASL. Although, I do not really follow MLG much so maybe I am a bit off.
If NASL succeeds, as many people think it will, what is the next step of improvement? In my opinion, the next step for NASL is EXPANSION. But how? There are two ways to expand, attempt to get NASL on mainstream TV like the CGS was or even to bring in new games. The problem with NASL bringing in new games is there really are no other games worthy of their own individual league. And the problem with mainstream TV is gamers who want to watch Starcraft 2 know about NASL and are already following it over JUSTIN.tv, so is mainstream TV even worth the cost?
I know that was a whole lot of random stuff thrown into a blog, but the main point of this post is that yesterday marked a new day for USA's PC Gaming. It was the start of the future for PC gaming and it set the standards for what to expect from new competitive games.