this is missing MMA and boxer haha ;_; but ryung and alicia yay! (and even ganzi even tho he's not in slayers anymore =O)
Wow, so many epic players!
Pool C -- fuck! I want them all to advance xD but i guess this means I'll have at least 1 player I really like in the semi-finals, meaning there is a 50% chance there is someone I really like in the finals! :D
Leenock or Ryung from Pool A please
Pool B -- meh don't really like any of them, MKP I guess
Hi, I'm new to posting on TL. I usually just read and so never made an account before. I just made this account and so I can't create a new thread. I wanted to make a thread about contacting media angencies to raise public awareness (outside of the SC community) of MLG Anaheim. Timing is very crucial so I can't wait 3 days. Could someone create a thread for me and just copy the following into it? The thread should be titled something like "Email to Raise Awareness of MLG (or e-Sports)".
I posted this in General Discussion and got no replies. I'm hoping I get better reception here. If no one responds I won't be able to make a thread until Tuesday night.
I am hoping that the community can pull together to create some attention for the upcoming MLG in Anaheim. I know, this is a very last minute effort, but I think it is worth trying. We should contact various media angencies to get their attention of this event. We could do it via email, facebook, twitter, or whatever.
First, here are some actual media releases that I did find related to MLG.
- Money Talks. Starcraft 2 Prize pool is worth 76K with 25K for first place. - Prove it is professional. Mention CBS Interactive acquiring advertising rights. Mention that players are on professional teams, salaried, and have big sponsors. Mention the press release. - Stress that it is international. There are players competing from different continents. - Mention the fact that it is something mainly distributed online. Media loves stories about the internet and a changing society. - Mention any top players that are really young (like Leenock/Maru) and will be playing at MLG. Media loves this kind of stuff. For example, the story of the 6 year old at a spelling bee. - Mention date and location. Other than the national news giants, the others I have selected because they are close to Anaheim.
Next, some companies to contact. I searched their sites for "MLG," and most have nothing except where noted.
-Marketplace from American Public Media This is actually a national public radio show about business news that I like to listen to once in a while. They sometimes run stories about niche business news. When contacting them some history of the business side of eSports may catch their interest. Maybe focus on the online distribution? Best part, is they are located in LA so they should be able to send someone over on short notice if they are interested.
They often do bits where they interview people at conventions/events. Sometimes the fans are the butt of the jokes. It's up to you to decide if they are worth contacting. Personally, I think it would be kind of cool to see MLG on one of these shows. These are some located in CA.
Conan show website http://teamcoco.com/ No email. Just facebook and twitter. On right hand side of page.
Any suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated. Even if you can't contact everybody, please just contact at least a random selection. I'll post when I'm done making my contacts and I encourage you to do the same to show support.
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Felvo United States. June 04 2012 21:00. Posts 118