There has been some discussion lately about why The LG COMMUNITY (Players and staff) @Tris10 @LG McDonald prioritize League over eSports. LGHL LGAHL LGCHL Over ESHL Every other gaming community promotes and prioritizes the MONEY leagues/tournaments over the free leagues However, the NHL community has always seemed to have this backwards. Why is that? XBOX LG Sign Ups - 3,849 ESHL SIGN UPS (Not The Marc Savard House Party Invitational) - 248 players 12 Teams Invite Division 19 Teams Open Division PS4 LGHL Sign Ups -2,733 ESHL PSN - 158 players 19 teams *Don't know why people are switching to Ps4 with those numbers Why does the community sign up for a Free league with no prize money and less competition when there's a money league with better competition and potential to win money for playing LGHL PROS 1.) Free To Sign Up 2.) Having a chance to win a) Somewhat random teams b) Need depth and multiple lines c) Chance to play with new people 3.) Set Scheduled Game Times a) Scheduled Games (SUN-THURS) b) Same PRIME Time Slots every week (9/10/11) c) Only have to play 3 games a week (6 for Gs) and a MIN of 1 night a week (with Tuesdays 9 10 11) or MAX of 3 nights a week 4.) Sim Structure a) Bidding b) Trades c) Real teams d) AHL affiliate, can be called up 5.) Statistics and Awards a) Individual awards b) Build and win as a team c) Make a name for yourself CONS 1.) Poorly managed teams Owners/GMs/AGMs a) Build a bad team b) Dont have a team chat to communicate c) Dont make sure someone is on to organize games every night d) Bid on bad or cancerous players 2.) Forfeits still exist a) People no show without messaging their mgmt beforehand b) Mgmt dont gather ECUs in time or have them ready c) Some mgmt and/or players give up on the season once they're out of playoffs after the trade deadline 3.) Bidding a) Go for too much in bidding b) Not get a bid c) Go to a bad team Esports ESHL PROS 1.) Win Money 2.) Play with whoever you want 3.) Highest competition 4.) Earn respect from peers 5.) Help grow the hockey esport CONS 1.) Have to buy in 2.) Scheduling is still awful (we've tried play when you want and make your own schedule in advance) It is mainly set around LG times which is a killer bc they have the prime slots and most esports players are on different lg teams. 3.) Forfeits still exist and effect standings a) Some teams FF games once they're out of playoffs. MISCELLANEOUS 1.) The split between the consoles xbox and ps4, as mentioned by @NeNe in his http://www.leaguegaming.com/forums/index.php?threads/project-make-nhl-great-again.261577/ 2.) NHL is a hobby, not a job 3.) The issue isn't so much playing or promoting LGHL more as it is skipping or rescheduling games for LGHL instead of ESHL What are your issues with ESHL or with LG and what you think would fix it?