Home games in CS:GO?!
As a perfectionist, I think about the details all the time. Details in everything. Little things. Little things that are very important. The most important discoveries in science were made due to small things.
The best gadgets and services are composed and refined with the help of these little things. You must always consider the fine details and subtle things. Only 20% of CS or Dota 2 players understand this at the moment, but everything has been set in motion.
As you know, we've hit a streak of plain unlucky results. These results were not, frankly put, the best. We've tried so many things to change that!
Change the tactics and play more in defense, play more dynamically, swap positions... change player seating, get someone to analyze the rounds, the tactics, etc, etc.
90% of this information was not really utilized! BUT!
CS:GO (only there! SC2, Dota 2, LoL are not there yet) now has HOME – AWAY games. For top teams, this minor detail was crucially important (remember everything past mid-2013)!
Let's recap the tournaments which happened during last 3 months, shall we? EMS ONE was won by Polish players in Poland. SLTV was won by Ukrainian (in majority) team, in Ukraine.
NiP had some problems, but they still won DreamHack in Sweden.
IMO we are entering a new era of cybersports, where professionalism will be honed by little, but very important, things ;) Cheers, all!