[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Home]
4Archive logo
WE DID IT /v/, ESPN NOW HAS A SECTION DEDICATED...
If images are not shown try to refresh the page. If you like this website, please disable any AdBlock software!

You are currently reading a thread in /v/ - Video Games

Thread replies: 86
Thread images: 23
File: image.jpg (514 KB, 1858x1440) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
image.jpg
514 KB, 1858x1440
WE DID IT /v/, ESPN NOW HAS A SECTION DEDICATED 100% to eSPORTS!!!
>>
>>323947606
>we did it
Uh, I think Reddit and the success of the games contributed more to that cause than a bunch of edgy hipsters spamming memes and hating on everything mainstream did.
>>
>espn
Who
>>
>>323947983
The Polygon of sports
>>
>>323947606
>We
Why would I want to watch a group of faggots play Dota when I could play it myself? Or even better play something that isn't shit.
>>
>>323947606
>we did it
kill yourself you redditor scum
> ESPN NOW HAS A SECTION DEDICATED 100% to eSPORTS!!!
this isnt a good thing, retard
>>
Wrong website faggot, reddit would be happy for esports being on espn.
>>
>>323947606
>espn
Literally what?
>>
File: 1446613271745.jpg (278 KB, 2018x2048) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1446613271745.jpg
278 KB, 2018x2048
>>323947606
>fighting, shooting, racing, even sports games are all ground for competition
>they all get topped by fucking grind-n'-click games

Seriously, how?
>>
@323947606
finally this sub will talk about league of legends more
>>
It'll be funny to see buttblasted sports fags complain about it, at least.
>>
>>323949481
All those games are shit compared to dota
>>
>>323950080
Mind explaining how?
>>
>>323949481
It does seem weird, right? All these games with real world equivalents don't get competitive scenes that even come near MOBAs. Probably because people that care about those things just watch the real people do it, or even just do it themselves.
>>
>>323950080
Good bait, looks like some moron already fell for it.
>>
>watching other people play games
disgusting
>>
E-Sports is garbage anyhow and only seems to apply to a few genres of games, mostly online stuff like League of Legends

There's no E-Sports scene for something like a single-player RPG or action/platforming

It's all for the online gaming crowd, from what I can tell. And I think that's stupid
>>
>>323947606
>it wouldn't ever reach true sports potential they said
>it won't ever be a normie thing they said
haha the haters were BTFO
>>
File: 1452728543103.png (365 KB, 640x393) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1452728543103.png
365 KB, 640x393
>>323950543

being multiplayer is sort of a prerequisite for sports
>>
Is a new era blossoming, and /v/ as the contrarian, bitter and elitist scum it is, is gonna get left behind.

Except for the guys in the meele threads, those guys get it.
>>
>>323950815

Darts
>>
>eSports
AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
>>
literally the only esports out there is fighting games why would I want to watch a bunch of neckbeards play their point n click games like dota and csgo I could do that on twitch if I was autistic
>>
>>323950815
>Tennis
>Wrestling
>Boxing
>Golf
>>
>>323947606
>we
last I checked /v/ thinks the concept of 'esports' is fucktarded, which it is.

Fuck off back to reddit's League of Legends board.
>>
>>323950815

Haven't you ever seen "The Wizard"

They had a whole Nintendo competition of Super Mario Bros 3

No, multiplayer is not a prerequisite. You think this because you let companies like RIOT and Blizzard define competitive gaming for you
>>
>>323950815
>>323950936
>>323951029
I forgot you were facing yourself in all those, my bad.
>>
>>323949702
underrated post
>>
>>323950936
....have you ever watched darts on ESPN you fucking dumb nigger? It's two people competing. End yourself.
>>
>>323951174

Yes? ESPN3 streamed the PDC world championship a few weeks ago.
>>
File: image.jpg (65 KB, 935x720) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
image.jpg
65 KB, 935x720
>games
>sports

Only the idea of a bunch of sweaty faggots playing LoL against each other on tv makes me cringe, it's worse than poker
>>
>>323950249
You can probably thank that to Blizzard and Valve marketing those games for competition. Capcom promotes the competitive fighting game scene to a lesser extent, but guys like EA just don't give a fuck about anything more than selling their games and content.
>>
File: 1451521380703.jpg (5 KB, 271x200) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1451521380703.jpg
5 KB, 271x200
>>323951381

all sports are games retard
>>
>>323950080
>Dota
Being anywhere near the pinnacle for competitive gaming.
>>
File: hard pass.png (192 KB, 501x445) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
hard pass.png
192 KB, 501x445
>Games aren't physically taxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpw4_UXDoTU

Talk to me when you have this level of forearm sustain and reaction time.
>>
>>323951341
Then why did you say darts? Were you being purposefully dull?

or intentionally triggering my autistic rage?
>>
File: 1449688043005.jpg (15 KB, 287x277) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1449688043005.jpg
15 KB, 287x277
>>323951528
Skateboarding is not a game

it is a sport
>>
>>323950815
Bowling is basically a single player game, but if you just put people bowling next to each other it somehow becomes a competition.
>>
>>323951781

[sports]im a pretty big fan of watching darts[/spoiler]
>>
File: 1452112928773.jpg (17 KB, 272x392) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1452112928773.jpg
17 KB, 272x392
>>323951827

>stonerplank
>sport

pick 1
>>
>>323951062
That show made no sense. Why does using a warp whistle give him a huge point lead? How did he even know how to find it?
>>
File: 3FzDVV4.jpg (25 KB, 750x1334) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
3FzDVV4.jpg
25 KB, 750x1334
>>323947983
that channel with breaking news about sports people getting drunk or crossing the street
>>
File: 1359981406938.jpg (150 KB, 1016x718) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1359981406938.jpg
150 KB, 1016x718
>>323951781
>that face
>>
>>323951994

He was able to infer the hidden warp whistle's existence by deductive reasoning, amplified by his apparent actual autism
>>
File: image.jpg (60 KB, 888x1080) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
image.jpg
60 KB, 888x1080
>>323951528

Basketball/Football = Sport
Lol/Dota everything else = Game

>e-sports
>electronic sports

It's a fucking game
>>
>>323951914
I'm too retarded to follow this conversation any more

>>323952068
ikr. I've got folders dedicated to the Major. Folders and folders.

inb4b&
>>
File: 1451971451227.gif (1 MB, 320x289) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1451971451227.gif
1 MB, 320x289
>>323951967
>>323951967
>it's not a sport unless you score points with balls
>>
>>323951827
Skateboards are a kids toy, and seeing how many times you can spin while hopping is a game my 5-year old nephew made up on his own.
>>
>>323950417
>watching niggers play sports
>>
>>323952045
>that image compression
absolutely disgusting
>>
>>323947606
>inb4 fantasy e-sports betting sites
Kill me when that happens
>>
>>323951656
>Stepmania
Actual DDR is a better example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9JcKiELx_s
>>
File: 1451350006938.jpg (40 KB, 298x292) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1451350006938.jpg
40 KB, 298x292
>>323952348

face it, loiterboard is not a sport. Deal with it
>>
>>323952597
but video games is?
>>
File: 736216-1393747885.gif (10 KB, 140x140) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
736216-1393747885.gif
10 KB, 140x140
>>323952550
>he doesn't know
>>
>>323952691
What? There are fantasy nfl, nba, mlb and nhl shit. Nothing more. Well college sports too, I think
>>
>>323947853
Well said but how did reddit contribute to this? I don't really care about e-sport broadcasts nor follow ESPN what with not living in the USA.
>>
>>323952550
theres already a bunch so rip i guess
>>
>>323952691
Link?
>>
File: 1451254782494.jpg (44 KB, 250x250) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1451254782494.jpg
44 KB, 250x250
>>323952668

>implying I ever said that
>>
>>323952597
>loiterboard
kek
>>
>>
Is poker a sport? They air that.

/v/ is just looking for bullshit to nitpick as usual. Like any of you faggots watch ESPN in the first place.
>>
Rocket league esport scene when?

Csgo is alright to follow but I honestly cannot understand what people see in mobas. They are obscenely boring both to watch and play.
>>
>>323953217
kek

oh wait, is it zoozle now or something? i'm so out of loop
>>
>>323953340
>Like any of you faggots watch ESPN in the first place
That seems to be the part people don't get. Getting this stuff on ESPN isn't for people already into e-sports. There's already plenty of sites already dedicated to those people. Being on ESPN means e-sports will get more mainstream attention outside of its current community. The big question is whether or not those outsiders will give a shit about it.
>>
>>323953447
>I honestly cannot understand what people see in mobas

It's a bunch of idiots who think if they just practice enough that they'll be the next big king YouTube Twitch star pro gamer guy and get paid to sit on ass playing League all day. They have dedicated their lives to terrible games all for a chance at the big money and the YouTube scene. What none of them want to acknowledge is that they just don't have the skill level it takes to get there. Not even marginally close. But they want to keep chasing the dream
>>
does anyone know if league is dying yet? Is the game on the decline, stabilized, or is it still growing? In terms of both general player base and esport stuff
>>
File: 1450217905406.png (6 KB, 640x480) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1450217905406.png
6 KB, 640x480
I don't think most people interested in e-sports pay for ESPN, or want to anyways. Most people who pay for ESPN are also probably not interested in something they don't consider "real sports".

These people already have twitch, youtube, in-game streaming, and so many other options to watch their games and e-sports is still a relatively small scene, although I guess ESPN does still air even more obscure shit

I just don't see this picking up or speeding the ball along at all
>>
>>323954343

I saw a report recently that their E-sport scene was growing bigger than ever

I'm not sure about number of players
>>
>>323947606
Put this on /sp/
>>
>>323953875
We don't want it to be more mainstream because

A: it's fucking retarded, the entire concept of ''esports'' is fucking retarded
and B: being mainstream is what's gotten video games to the point they are at now, aka the worst they have been since the Atari era.
>>
>>323954110
>friends are all into mobas
>do nothing but play dota 2 all day
>literally all day
>wake up, go to work, come home, play dota, go to bed, rinse and repeat
>have to put up with nothing but dota conversations for everything
>starting their own streaming channels so people can watch them play
>watch other people continuously then comment on it
>start their own dota teams to take on other people
>treat TI like it's the be all end all of life
Jesus fuck they're literally playing the same thing every day. And have been doing so for five years by now. How do they not want to kill themselves yet?
>>
File: 1443810396474.jpg (34 KB, 340x385) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1443810396474.jpg
34 KB, 340x385
>>323953447
>>323954110
Of course you don't get the fucking point of them. You don't play or follow them. I could say CSgo looks like another boring FPS because I don't bother to learn how competative players think/play. If you were to suddenly get into mobas, DotA is the only one worth following because it was competitive as fuck already before Valve even picked it up.
>>
E-sports doesn't need ESPN

ESPN needs e-sports.
>>
>>323954783
>Of course you don't get the fucking point of them. You don't play or follow them

I play league regularly. I literally don't give a fuck about any of the e-sport aspect of it. But I always see people reference pro players and shit in chat and it's true that most of these people just want to be the next big pro player who gets paid to play the game all day. And they actually think they have a chance in hell of getting there. Very few just play the game for enjoyment, and so many have a stick up their ass over their serious competitive bullshit that they'll rage in chat if the game isn't going well
>>
>>323951781
i'M CONFUSED, IS IT JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW, OR JUMPING INTO THE WINDOW??
>>
>>323954706
>This is stupid
>it shouldn't exist at all!!!!

So don't watch it. How autistic can you be?
>>
>>323955663
because the idea that people are making money on it and colleges and now HIGH SCHOOLS are giving classes based on it makes me fucking sick.
>>
>>323955247
>looking anywhere but those grade-A cybertits

fag spotted
>>
>>323954783
So as somebody who has never played a MOBA at all, could you explain what makes them in any way interesting for me to watch?
>>
>>323954568
Around 2005, I saw the Rock/Paper/Scissors World Championships on ESPN2, being held in Canada. The prize was C$10,000.

I'm surprised it took esports as long as it has
>>
>>323955247
It's GitS.
When Section 9 enters a building, nobody sees them. They only bust through windows when leaving.
>>
>>323956038
It helps a lot if you have a good commentator who can explain the complexity of the actions the various teams are employing.

Personally i've never played starcraft, but I love watching it because commentators like Husky and Day9 are so good at explaining the actions that are being taken and why it is so significant. After a while you get a general knowledge of the flow of the game, and while you can't replicate the actions of the best players, it allows you to better appreciate the when someone makes a brilliant strategic move. Just my 2 cents.
>>
>>323947606
>kelly

this cunt is still in esports?
>>
Well let's see what this site has to offer...
>LoL
>DotA
>Hearthstone
>LoL
>LoL
>LoL
>DotA
>Halo
Whoa, how'd that slip in there?
Thread replies: 86
Thread images: 23
Thread DB ID: 417045



[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at [email protected] with the post's information.