There's no denying that e-sports are bigger than ever. Could they possibly eclipse traditional sports in popularity?
I doubt it.
no. its not even close to traditional sports. not until the day i can ask some random person on the street who "doublelift" is and they actually know the answer.
I'm a hardcore gamer on a gaming news site, and I don't have a clue who that is (nor do I care).
one of the most popular players for the most popular esport. and exactly even you dont know who it is. esports has a looooong way to go.
Was going to say the same thing.. Been gaming over 25 years including a few competitive years of cs (I remember ksharp! That count?) And I have never once in my life heard that name.
^^^^ Damn hearing ksharp's name sure brings back memories. Esports has came a long long way since the days of ksharp and teams like 3D
I've heard of esports over the years but I honestly don't even know what games they play. Dota 2? I hear there are some decent salaries for the best of the best.
Yet DOTA2 TI4 finals had more viewers than NBA playoffs. The only sports i watch are futbol and sometimes basketball, the only americn football players i can name or recognize are the ones i see in every other commercial. You would be surprised how little someone will know about something they don't follow.
Do you think someone will have the same passion for a squad with over a hundred of years of history just like what happens with football, for some random guy who plays moba? Really? Well...
That squad has changed members several times though. Rooting for a team is fine, but let's not pretend there's a lot of logic to it. You're just picking a team, usually based on geographical proximity, and hoping they win. The difference is...if that MOBA guy stops gaming and someone else starts using his gamer tag, you won't be watching the new guy.
Honestly, when I'm watching someone play a game, or watching game play footage, or whatever, I feel like playing a game instead. E-Sports aren't like typical sports. Pretty much anyone can play a game, and anyone can be good at it if they play enough and take the time to learn how to be good at it. For instance, I tend to suck at games that require patience and exact timing. I'm a bit of a button masher. But I became a really good tank in WOW because I took the time to learn the spec, proper rotation, and learning how to reserve my savior spells for times when it was absolutely necessary which at times could prevent a wipe. I would never claim to be the best out there, but I never got any complaints. With typical sports, there is a whole different level of skill that goes into what those athletes achieve that the layman simply can't achieve without huge amounts of training, time, and knowledge. Even if a person manages to learn enough to be on the same level at a point in their life after college, they'd likely not compete on the professional level Most professional athletes have been playing the sport from a young age, whereas most professional gamers have only been playing a certain game for a few years until they move onto the next one. There really is nothing to get behind for the long haul because of this. Realistically, an average gamer who spends enough time with a game could beat a professional gamer if they were pitted against them. I've seen hardcore pvp groups be wiped out by a randomly matched group because of a few skilled players holding the group. It really amounts to nothing more than watching a bunch of people play games for a couple hours and the only one I watched was just not that exciting...I really don't get the appeal of watching these tournaments. I'd rather just play against others win or lose. Exciting moments aren't common. The cool stuff that happens is rare, and there aren't those major showdowns like you would see in a 2 minute drill in football. If you want to see exciting stuff, why not just watch those quick clips which show them and cut out the other boring stuff. I see no reason why people would invest their interest in if another gamer can play a game well like that when it's not that difficult to achieve.
Not anytime soon, but gaming isn't engrained in culture like football, soccer, baseball, boxing, etc. It is a relatively new activity compared to most sports.
once there's full body 1:1 control for VR including some method of temporarily removing the ability to touch the ground for jumping or falling players, then yes, the slow process will start, and it will be glorious. For now, I think it's kinda stupid how they keep lumping them in the same category. I can understand the name eSports, but just because it has 'sports' in the name doesn't mean it should be considered the same thing as an actual sport. They both have their place, but they are completely different.
Um no, I don't find watching other people play video games fun
Only nerds know what esports are
And anyone who has seen a report about them on CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, the internet, a newspaper, major magazine publications, Facebook, Yahoo!, various other websites. Also, anyone related to a gamer. As someone who loves both sports and video games, I'm going to assume you don't play many video games.
Yu must be 8ne of does nerds
"you must be 8ne of does nerds" that spelling has an n4g account, calls people nerds DOTA ti4 had more viewers than the NBA playoffs and so did LOL championships, how mad? But you are right, esports will never be as big as traditional sports because esports will never have a bunch of uneducated monkeys rioting on the street destroying things after their team loses.
Ya and esports nerds throwing their controllers at the screen when they lose
It won't happen for a number of reasons. The problem is that people cheat online, and a lot of developers aren't doing enough to combat it. Also, the quality of online matches in games just aren't that good. Not good enough to make me feel like it isn't getting in the way of the match's end result. Video games are meant to simulate, not to become the reality itself.
Dude you're clueless. E-sports events are held live on LAN. The Season Championship for last year's League of Legend's season was held at the Staples Center (where the Lakers play), and the finals this year I think are at Korea's World Cup Stadium.
It still won't take over for regular sports.... you know that. Video games are meant to simulate. If the E-Sports events are played over LAN at one facility then that will negative the issues that I presented. E-Sports won't take over real sports, but there's no reason why it can't be a sport of it's own; appears like it already is a sport of it's own.
I doubt many 25+ year olds are overly interested in some kids playing League.
Esports can't even overtake fantasy football. Who the hell would think it could overtake the real thing?
idiotic questions are idiotic ...why these journalist -bloggers are payed to write such shit question articles ...fire him now. Sports, the real physical training of your body which include healthy competition would never , never never but never be overtaken by any form of electronic entertainment end of story
Eh, sports are getting pretty dumb IMO. Way too many rules nowadays, way too many players committing crimes, etc etc
I would rather watch the GIANT BOMB staff compete against each other !
Is this article for real? Lol...
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