KillingLet's do a fully charged. Where is Cbear at?
You dont need my old ass.
Run some kind of ESEA-TF2 community meeting. Do it on the main ESEA twitch channel that never streams TF2 nor mentions it. Promote it with the ESEA twitter that never posts about TF2. Have lpkane and Torbull come on and field questions. Have them show people that they care, instead of having the only decent guy in the company attempt to convince the community that they care, when it's really obvious that they dont.
I'll start: If ESEA-tf2 actually lost you money for the last 13 seasons, why continue without any attempt to improve the product? Is it smart business to continue a BAD product that LOSES you money for years? If you 'love' fps games, and are willing to take a financial hit over them-- why not try to improve the product? Why is your client so bad? How many TF2 cheaters has it caught? How much money would it have been to integrate an IRC-pug system for TF2 3 years ago? As much as bribing invite players to play pugs?
Killing, you're a good dude. I think most of us non-Shwans agree there. I admire the work you put into ESEA and TF2, and wish you the best-- but your higher ups have alienated people to the point that they dont want to play, even for free. I'm not sure passionate Fully Charged soliloquies will win them back. Good luck, though <3
also, the ESEA-stream idea was serious. You should do that.