Mainstreaming RGL

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  • We all know of the #SaveTF2 event and how big it was, which has brought TF2 back in the light to mainstream gaming news for at least a short period of time, with majorly popular discussion channels like moist critical and someordinarygamers making videos discussing the game. Something we all can agree on is TF2 comp is undervalued in the E Sport scene these days. Why don’t we and the rgl organization take this boost in tf2 popularity and seize the moment somehow? There has to be a way to try. Does RGL have some sort of PR team? If not, why? Advertisements? Working with creators? Can we work to just getting the name out somehow as TF2 comp has some big potential right now to get some mainstream attention. I know things like this have been tried in the past and there’s many current issues like money and whatnot. Can someone educate me on what’s happened when we tried to get the name out in the past? Can someone tell me why it wouldn’t work? Thanks for reaading, I just want comp to be big man :sob:

    also YES “mainstreaming” is a word I googled it :smirk_cat: :smirk_cat: :smirk_cat: :smirk_cat: :smirk_cat:

  • I agree with working with other content creators, and I’ve tried/have. It’s just that either projects fall through or the individual players don’t want to work with us yet, mostly citing lack of competitive knowledge to me (or reservations about our current modes). I actually have a google doc of a list of YouTubers that I wanted to work with and reached out to, but all of them said no except for After Breakfast which did voiceover for a promotional NR6s video that never came out, and Octo for a bot tournament that didn’t happen after the main contact left the video team. I do think outreach is something we need to do, but we can’t expect the YouTubers to meet us on our terms, we have to try to give them what they want from us. Like I don’t think someone like Big Joey is going to have a great time if we stick him into a normal 6s or Highlander match, there has to be a content/fun reason to join up.

    A cup that I wanted to run was a “Clan Wars” cup, where we’d get different YouTubers in a tournament and their subscribers would play 12v12 matches against each other to see who has the strongest subscriber base (honestly a lot of these guys have big enough discords that they could just have their mods fight each other). We can do variations on that like offering a specific division of just YouTuber teams that play against each other week to week. But from the talks I’ve had we’re going to need to start being progressive again if we want to grab the YouTuber audience.

  • Why don’t we have a head position for someone who helps with the side work? Such as:

    • Developing the pug site.
    • Promoting RGL through advertising and outreach
    • Working with the video team to churn out new content

    What mkz said is progressive, and I’d like to see some more promotion to the only decent NA league in NA.

  • The Pug Site

  • @firepow said in Mainstreaming RGL:

    • Developing the pug site.
    • Promoting RGL through advertising and outreach
    • Working with the video team to churn out new content

    Those are all completely different departments within RGL. And not a singular person should have all those responsibilities.

    The honest truth is the best thing anyone can do to promote active change is to volunteer for those teams/positions.

  • @Mothership said in Mainstreaming RGL:

    The honest truth is the best thing anyone can do to promote active change is to volunteer for those teams/positions.

    bet.
    I’ll volunteer to help with the pug site and get it out of development hell. My resume is that I made searcher.tf and pughub.tf, both 95% my solo work, as well as the Pug Runner discord bot, which services about 1200 different puggers, and other misc discord bots. I love getting things to work and have people appreciate what I created so I could be of a lot of use here.

  • Why not just spin up your own express/react pug webapp in like 30 hours and just offer that to rgl, you know that site they have now is never launching

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