thorn_4812622if none of them give a shit can't we like frankenstein a team from hwg, nNn, and tag to send to LAN so we don't have to finance a pointless endeavor
You don't have to finance a pointless endeavor, you don't have to pay for them to go. If you don't have the money to go to Dallas to play a video game for a weekend, you shouldn't EXPECT community money.
None of the invite teams have paid their way entirely this season, I don't know about ever, I wasn't here for a long time. Nobody has to pay for someone else, or play or watch TF2, but we want to, because it's good. We follow this LAN because it's exciting to watch the best of the best duke it out in close games and make amazing clutch plays and that sort of thing. I don't know if Chess Club can beat any of the three superteams, but I think that if eighty-three percent of them aren't practicing while the other eighteen people are working their asses off, then it is definitely a pointless endeavor. Maybe teams can't expect money, but support from the community is the norm for these kinds of things. I don't speak for the community, but if Chess Club doesn't give 120%, I think they're going to be cannon fodder, and that's not fun, not fun to play, not fun to watch, and I'm sure at least some will agree with me that it's not worth throwing money at.
I think my idea is implausible, and even if it happens, I don't know if they'll be able to dent the superteams with such a short window of time to practice.
But it would be worth, if nothing else, my money, because at least they'd try.