TaggerungUsing ESEA pugs could net us better deals with ESEA in the future, I'd like to see it used more
I would too if their servers werent ass.
Also, id like some guarantee that my PC wont be employed for slave labor and be sent to the ESEA owned conga mines.
You play on them for matches, so why not practice on the same "shitty" servers that will ultimately count for move-ups and pot prize money that you are all competing for? In my opinion they aren't that bad, but people always make excuses on the server instead of blaming themselves. Plus, they do offer monthly prizes that no one takes advantage of and are part of the $7 you pay monthly.
When the service first launched for TF2 and we used to run pugs with the aid of the steam group, it was actually pretty fun, and prizes were given on a monthly basis (I actually won quite a bit of stuff from them). The only downfall was that freaking downies from CS 1.6/CSS who wanted to "try" the game and had no incentive on getting to know the game or get better for that matter, would join/take important classes and ruin the game.
If everyone really wanted to use the service, I'm sure a forum post on their forums with enough support would grab their attention to make some changes to the current PUG system.