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5-27-2008 @ 1:51PM
The Truth is we raided 6-8 hours a night over 5 nights to kill him, taking saturday off. Sk-Gaming killed it in 45 hours in 4 days. Alot of our members are older have full time jobs/responsibilities. I believe we have one of the best 25 man groups out there. This just proves it. I'd also like to mention that the top Euro guilds are also sponsored. Unfortunately, there is no such thing in the U.S. They had a "bonus" incentive for getting the worlds first for those guilds from there sponsors.
5-27-2008 @ 2:16PM
I bet that's one the strongest reasons, EU top guilds gets funding for playing, if well isn't a great amount it is for sure a good incentive, and who knows if blizzard give something in bonus to them behind the table. (X Files music playing).In W3 era there was a swedish or swiss team who used to get a big annual check for playing in tournaments.
5-27-2008 @ 3:44PM
And there's your simple answer; they took time off work to raid (nearly 12 hours a day) while the US teams didn't. It's not cultural, it's not sociological, it's not political, it's purely logistical. The big question is why is there more sponsorship (allowing them to take the time off) in the smaller player base of Europe? Why is there not similar sponsorship in North America?
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