Sry, but this time i really dont get what you want and why you are writing this…
This game is competitive, no matter if Torn Banner said ‘hey its competitive from now on’ or not.
I’m not sure if you want us to stop playing competitive now :/
Or if you want someone to spend a lot of money on sth. we already have.
Why is it so important to you that this game is not played in a third party league?
No offense but im just not feeling you.
You are claiming that things would go wrong if this or that happened.
What are your sources?
Because i have experienced sth totally different during the past 8 years i’ve been playing competitively.
Sure, a game can be competitive without a developer branding it as such, but it will surely lack an efficient player-base in the long run - due to lack of exposure and doubt from its own community. We have to remember that Chivalry is a new title in a saturated market; it has the power of being unique and fun in public play but has very little exposure to the outside world as a true competitive title. When people think Chivalry they think ‘a fun medieval warfare game that i can play on the side,’ as opposed to a ‘competitive medieval game with e-sports potential.’
At the time of writing this, the game isn’t being played at a serious level due to the current competitive scene being almost non-existent. By all means, an organic growth will serve players for some time, however, Chivalry will never get into the ‘big leagues’ if it continues to market itself as merely a public game.
Third-party leagues tend to scatter a community due to separate rule sets and other annoying differences. It can work out if it is run alongside an official league that the developers take an interest to, however, what is the point in a host of separate leagues unless they offer a pay-out?
Pumping money into the e-sports side would be amazing, but I don’t believe the game is ready for such an endeavor in its current state - and money is useless in competitive play without hype.