WE DID IT /v/, ESPN NOW HAS A SECTION DEDICATED 100% to eSPORTS!!!
>fighting, shooting, racing, even sports games are all ground for competition
>they all get topped by fucking grind-n'-click games
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.
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
being multiplayer is sort of a prerequisite for sports
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
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
....have you ever watched darts on ESPN you fucking dumb nigger? It's two people competing. End yourself.
Only the idea of a bunch of sweaty faggots playing LoL against each other on tv makes me cringe, it's worse than poker
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.
>Games aren't physically taxing
Talk to me when you have this level of forearm sustain and reaction time.
Then why did you say darts? Were you being purposefully dull?
or intentionally triggering my autistic rage?
Skateboarding is not a game
it is a sport
that channel with breaking news about sports people getting drunk or crossing the street
Basketball/Football = Sport
Lol/Dota everything else = Game
It's a fucking game
I'm too retarded to follow this conversation any more
ikr. I've got folders dedicated to the Major. Folders and folders.
>it's not a sport unless you score points with balls
face it, loiterboard is not a sport. Deal with it
but video games is?
>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.
>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
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
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.
>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?
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.
>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
>looking anywhere but those grade-A cybertits
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.