Video Game Tournament Draws More Viewers Than Game 7 Of World Series

A recent sporting event drew more viewers than both Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, and you probably have no idea who won.

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Big_Game_Hunters1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

Esports are the future. Other than Soccer, no other sport has a worldwide following like LOL and DOTA2 esports.

XboxOneX1386d ago

LOL Esports you think playing video games is a SPORT?

XboxOneX1386d ago

Definition of sport in English:

1An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment:

TRD4L1fe1386d ago

What would be wrong with gaming becoming a sport? It'll be a big leap for gamers.

Highlife1386d ago

Just call it a competition not a sport. Next they are going to want to be called athletes.

Big_Game_Hunters1386d ago

Chess is a sport, that means the term physical exertion is used loosely in that definition, ver loosely. Enough to make Esports sports. Esports are a thing and they are big, get over it.

Highlife1386d ago

@big game
E sports is not a sport get over it

CaptainCamper1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

It's not a matter of what he thinks, you muppet lol It's a matter of what the people that mean something think.

Instead of using Google to back up your claims based on outdated definitions, why not do some homework.

News flash genius. Chess is a recognized sport.

I'd also like to add that while DOTA and LoL both require incredible levels of concentration mentally, they're both more physically demanding than chess.

Additionally the US Visa bureau also recognizes League of Legends as an official sport and issues athletic visas accordingly.

Figured you may need that last bit explaining. Basically those players are given the same designation as athletes in the NHL or NBA. Argue from your lonely corner of the gaming world all you want, it's considered a sport. Fact.

Next argument please.

SilentNegotiator1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

Chess is an intellectual pursuit.

Big_Game_Hunters1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

whether you think its a sport or not, its still more popular than basketball;)

Like Silent Negotiator says, basket ball lost its edge, declining since the golden ages of 90's Era basketball.

Highlife1386d ago

@big game
golden ages 90's Era basketball.

I'll agree to that.

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yuukiliu1386d ago

I watched it on Twitch. There were over 500,000 people watching the stream at one point. (I Didn't watch the whole thing, so it might have been higher at some point.) Samsung White just hammered Samsung Blue though, it wasn't all that exciting sadly.

Angeljuice1386d ago

"A recent sporting event drew more viewers than both Game 7 of the 2014 World Series and Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals"

As a non-American I wouldn't have a clue whether those events even happened, let alone how big the audiences were.

WeAreLegion1386d ago

American here. I might be able to shine some light on this.

Baseball is like Cricket, except it makes sense.

Basketball is a ball that you put in a basket.

The World Series = Baseball Championship

The Finals = Basketball Championship

It's like the FIFA World Cup, but interesting.

Angeljuice1386d ago

Sorry, no American sports are interesting (if they were, other nations would play them).

Highlife1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

Because your dumb here is a list of basketball leagues around the world.

WeAreLegion1386d ago (Edited 1386d ago )

Other nations do play them. What do you mean? The only sport I can think of that's popular in just the United States is Football.

Here's the list of baseball leagues around the world, to add to Highlife's comment.

We play soccer in America, too, by the way. It's pretty big here. It's one of the fastest growing sports in America. That doesn't make it interesting though. I freaking LOVE soccer, when I'm playing it. I just don't want to have to watch it. Ugh. What a boring sport.

SilentNegotiator1386d ago

Because baseball is boring and basketball has lost its edge.

traumadisaster1386d ago

How does the money stack up? I would imagine pro sports are more lucrative but I'm not sure if all those esports paid $50 to 500 a ticket plus $15 beers?