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LoL casters seem to do okay.
It'd be really, really unbalanced but hell... Thinking about it I'd honestly rather watch it than 1v1.
I have been thinking about this a lot recently. The reason that 3v3/4v4 is not "balanced" or there is not any "strategy" is because the professionals are making money by producing the strategy for 1v1 games. If there was money to be had in 4v4 team based tournaments, you know there will be very real strategies being developed.
As for casting, I can see some difficulties trying to keep up. I think it would be difficult, but not impossible. Another option that could be cool would be for each team to stream, so we could hear them talk to each other during the battle. I envision it as something like actually 5 people on the team are in a 4v4, the four people playing, and one "commander" type observer that keeps an eye on everything and coordinates his team's attacks/defense. This is a game type used in a few modern turn-based strategy board games, and might translate well to SC2.
Unfortunately, to really get this to take off, two things would need to happen. Someone well-known in the Starcraft community would need to organize a tournament with a decent prize pool. I'm talking like maybe TotalBiscuit's Shoutcraft tournament. Second, the players would have to actually enjoy doing it. If they don't enjoy the game style, or don't take it seriously, they won't be willing to invest the time into the strategy. After all, it would be taking time away from developing their 1v1, for which there are established tournaments with much larger prize pools. Perhaps the best way to get player/team buy-in is to run the event a couple of weeks after a major event ends, so the players can break away from 1v1 for a little bit, but then get right back into it before the next big one begins.
Sorry, I'm kind of rambling at this point. But I would really like to see especially 4v4 team vs team games, and I might even be willing to invest a small amount into the prize pool.
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