Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson is back out there again with his complaints. The Call Of Duty League Toronto Home Series ended a few weeks back. Toronto grabbed the first spot and the Huntsmen did not even make it to the semis. As concerning as it might be for any pro player, very few talk about their team’s underperformance in public. Arcitys, on the other hand, is very vocal.
In a recent Twitch stream, Arcitys went all guns blazing at his teammates. He said he has systematic problems with professional scrims being streamed. But importantly Arcitys isn’t the first player out there who has had problems with streams and professional gaming. Here’s what Arcitys said live on Twitch;
“We didn’t know what the f*** we wanted to do on the map. I sit there and go on f***ing speeches after we lose maps or win maps so we can debate doing better and they are just sitting there saying,’Yo! Thanks for the subscription!’.”
Is it okay to stream Call Of Duty scrims?
This has been a long time problem. Professional players streaming their scrims has repeatedly being frowned upon, and with good reason. But is it that simple? Overall, it is still a debate we come across now and then. Shroud was very vocal on this very issue, saying he will not play competitively anymore because streaming alongside playing professional tournaments is just too much for him.
In some good news though, he is again raising some questions about a possible return in the professional arena with this GIF tweet some hours ago;
Of course, the vague hints were extremely well received;
Read more–Is Shroud Hinting At A Possible Comeback with This Cryptic Tweet?
We have seen this time and again. A streaming career does not support the lifestyle of a professional esports player. Also, most teams prohibit any kind of streaming of scrims or practice matches. It is distracting and, furthermore, players cannot truly concentrate on being a part of a team while worrying about donations and subscriptions. Streaming also gives away team strategies that other teams might watch and capitalize on.
While many would argue that it is not okay to stream being a pro player, there are some counterpoints. Pro players need to earn as well. Nobody is winning every tournament out there in this heat of competitiveness. Streaming allows for a little extra income to continue on a daily basis. Pro players lose out on deals being part of the league. Additional income is what streaming allows and that is obviously helpful.
Let’s keep the debate running as we gear up for Call Of Duty League Playoffs this August.