I got a few things to tackle in this post!
First thing's first, there's a new VGC RMT up in the RMT subforum. Wanna head over and help a guy out, since most of us here are the most knowledgeable on VGC teams anyways?
Secondly, to reply to the thread.
You should definitely check out the stream when you get the chance! These were some very intense matches, and the commentating that went along with it were really informative. Anyone watching could learn a great deal just from watching these matches. I definitely recommend watching it. It's also great for Pokemon in general, as it shows that we as a fanbase do support their endeavors and appreciate the services they provide for us. Every view counts!
And finally, we haven't had a discussion topic in a while in the club. Time to bring it back! Worlds is our event; we should be talking about it!
What did you think about the Worlds stream? Were the battles good? Did you like the presentation, the commentating, etc? Did you learn anything from watching the stream? What was your takeaway from this event?
- I was definitely watching as much as I could, and I even have it up on my TV now thanks to Apple TV just so I could watch it the best quality. I loved the battles, especially the Top Cut Battles. Those were intense matches, and they really helped get into the mind of a top tiered player. Watching has sort of inspired me to be more creative with my teams (by creative I mean open to using Pokemon that I normally wouldn't due to Legendary status or being overused). I say creative because limiting myself to not using the best Pokemon for whatever role has had some negative effects on my team building. Watching the Seniors and Masters finals helped me see that you can use the more obscure Pokemon in tandem with more common Pokemon to great effect. It's about what your team needs, not about what you the trainer simply want.
I really love watching commentated battles. It's really interesting to see how other people play Pokemon, and what goes through their minds during matches, as well as helps me personally see what I should be thinking about during a match. The commentators this year were so good too. Last year's was pretty iffy, and they mostly get props for trying as opposed to really doing well, but this year, the commentators were really skilled, and brought a lot of flavor to the battles. It really made the whole thing seem more official, like a football or basketball game as opposed to just watching some random Youtube videos with music.
They did a great job this year. The interviews were also really cool, because my favorite part of Pokemon is really the social part. Getting to know the players from both this year and last year is really cool, as I love watching like interviews and stuff. They also did a great job showcasing the event as a whole. I've been wanting to go to a Regional/Nationals/Worlds since 2011, and this has only added to my pain. I really hope it's convinced other people to go as well!