Certain aspects are currently harder with online tournaments
SVG talks about what is easier and harder to digest during COVID-19. He says having time to focus more on the game without having to travel much is definitely a positive. However, because with no international tournaments happening, and effectively being region-locked, the ideas of the game don’t travel across regions. Not only is it harder to make innovative changes to his own team, it is also difficult to assess how good other teams or regions are at the game.
AND JUST LIKE THAT, QUINCY CREW TAKE THE WHOLE SERIES IN GAME 5!— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) June 30, 2020
Congratulations to Quincy Crew, the Champions of #BTSProSeries 2: Americas!!! 🎊🎊🎊
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The coaching role needs consistency
SVG talks about how being a coach for Evil Geniuses has been beneficial to his career but also the downfalls of the position. He says that a lot of the benefits a coach brings to the table are new views on the game. Ideas can become stale rather quickly, though – and thus unproductive for the team. Yet, he suggests that he wouldn’t be against returning as a coach, as his pro-career has benefitted from his experience as a mentor. SVG warns, however, that jumping between coach and player roles isn't ideal.
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