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Opinion

Rogue to live in Vegas

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

Rogue announced on twitter that they were moving to Las Vegas to compete in North America full-time. The details are scarce as it doesn’t mention if the team administration is moving or if all of their team is moving. And even if their team is moving, if they will be living in a team house together or in separate rooms. I’m wary of such a move for a few reasons. First proximity with teammates generally exacerbates problems and while you might get some short term gain in synergy, it generally leads to the team exploding if they are exposed to each other for a prolonged period of time.

Secondly, Las Vegas is not a fit place for habitation. The city itself has a subtle psychological effect on everyone that is exposed to it for too long a time. We’ve seen this happen before in esports when Renegades moved to Vegas to train.┬áRichard Lewis did an interview with SpunJ about his experience there. It was draining and that team never got the results they were looking for. I don’t think that city is conducive for a prolonged period of practice, but we’ll see how it goes.

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