The decision mainly came down to cultural differences for JP, who has spent most of his life growing up and living in Texas, residing in Galvestone for the last few years. While Texas was his instinctive home the Major League Gaming offices are in New York, which made for a rather big transportation/commuting problem. Both parties agreed earlier it would be best for JP to move to New York in order to iron out those problems and make cooperation easier, but after staying in New York for quite a while over the last few months JP realized the difference in culture was too much to overcome at least for now, as well as facing increased costs for living in the Big Apple.
It seemed a natural move for both parties to stop full-time cooperation for now, meaning JP will leave the MLG offices as a full-time employee. However, it is not excluded both parties will continue to work together on more a more occasional basis, with would for example be during championship events and such, where McDaniel used to produce the two main streams. The upcoming championship event in Raleigh will therefore also have JP as main producer.
The difference will be that JP will now focus mainly on his own shows: Real Talk and State of the Game. Although both are already wide-spread amongst the public the producer is planning on improving their format and making them more somewhat more scheduled than they are now. He will also try to increase their scope, for example by not inviting exclusively StarCraft personalities to the Real Talk show. Whilst he is in the middle of a move from Galvestone to Dallas both shows are on an indefinite hiatus for now, but are to be expected back rather sooner than later.
|Victor Meulendijks // mvicK|
Posted 9 months ago: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:07:58 +0100
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