New episode of Rift Review for your viewing pleasure! I talk about CJ Blaze’s great early game plan against Jin Air and my thoughts on 4.2 in the competitive scene.
Teaser trailer for Masters! The tournament starts tomorrow.
We take you through what we think was the best of League of Legends in 2013.
I am THRILLED to win the “Caster of the Year” award from OnGamers. I have worked incredibly hard in 2013 to study League of Legends at the exclusion of almost everything else. Thank you so much to the fans who supported me and continue to do so.
Faker is broken
This is the first episode of “Rift Review” a collaboration between myself and Machinima VS to give you a new kind of League of Legends show. While the first show focuses exclusively on previewing the 16 teams heading into Champions Winter, future shows will be more diverse in content.
What is my vision for Rift Review?
I want to follow strategies from regions around the world and give insight into why and how professional teams change over time. In order to accomplish this, the show will vary from week to week. Sometimes it might look at a single strategy or team comp played in multiple regions, it could go in-depth on a particular team, or it may feature special guests to discuss a topic in their expertise.
After this first episode, there is some criticism from fans that I would like to address. Please remember that I take your feedback seriously and I will continue striving to improve the experience and meet viewer expectations.
1. Audio/video quality
I really wanted to release this Champions Winter preview prior to the tournament kick-off on 11/15. Since I recorded the video in New York by necessity to meet the deadline, I did not have my good recording equipment with me. Please know that the audio and video quality will be the same as in the intro/outro, which should eliminate many concerns.
I plan to rearrange the furniture in my apartment in Seoul in order to give the show a more professional presentation. It’s very important that this show looks as good as possible, and I value polish. It may take a couple episodes, but I intend to get a black background in place to limit distractions.
Since people also seem to want more professional clothes, I’ll done the tie and suspenders for future episodes.
I want the show to have more variety than just me, so I will go out of my way to get guests and conduct interviews. Some shows may be just me, but I’d like to inject more personalities whenever I can.
4. Fan interaction
The show is necessarily pre-produced since we want to add nice graphics, video footage, and visual effects, but that does make it more difficult to interact with fans. While chat interaction is off the table, I want to open up new avenues for people to get their questions/comments on the show. Please see below for methods to contact me with questions.
Ways to submit questions/comments for Rift Review:
You can Tweet at me at: http://twitter.com/ggcmontecristo
You can call and leave a voicemail to be played on the show at the following phone number: (718) 283-4118
You can ask questions on my tumblr’s Q&A page: http://ggcmontecristo.tumblr.com/
Thanks for watching!
I appreciate the feedback and constructive criticism, and I will continue to change the show as necessary to fit fan desires. This is only the beginning of a long series, so bear with me while we work out the kinks.