Broadcasting esports can be tough, especially in a game like Valorant, which can often cause observers to miss big moments due to the sometimes unpredictable nature of the game and the blink-and-you-miss-it engagements that can occur.
Mistakes happen, that's a given, however, after being a continuous source of frustration for fans that have tuned in to the APAC Last Chance Qualifier, many have criticised the observing following multiple incidents of rounds going by without seeing as much as a single kill.
One example sees the observers stick with a lurking player during the NUTURN vs Boom Esports matchup, completely missing all the engagements happening elsewhere.
This has caused multiple Reddit threads to pop up complaining about the quality of the viewing experience. "Holy sh*t I'm watching APAC LCQ and it's surprising how f**king bad the production is," user tqstin wrote.
In another, more eloquent thread, user Shirsho19 explained how terrible the APAC viewing experience has been thus far. "The production has missed all the multikills and key frags by focusing on a fringe player at the edge of the map on every occasion. The neglect towards the production of APAC LCQ is clear (the HUD too was bugged for six rounds) and it is not acceptable."
As of the time of writing, Riot Games has yet to issue any sort of official response regarding the quality of the APAC LCQ broadcast.
If anything, fans are hoping the same mistakes don't happen with the upcoming NA LCQ, which is due to begin this 12th October. With how prestigious the region is, we doubt Riot will let any production mishaps slip by.
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