Thanks to Blizzard esports have finally hit the big-time, but will it last or fizzle out? Could this help propel esports into the mainstream?
Thanks to Blizzard? lmao.
If the creature in the image is anything to go by, then yes. It's done.
Care to elaborate?
I will, bit of a minger
If you think that woman is hot then you need to get out more
^^^ That's ironic as I'd say it's the exact opposite, if you don't think that woman is attractive, you need to get out more and stop whacking off to porn so much. It's a bad picture in terms of attractiveness for sure but she's clearly a very attractive woman.
You haven't been keeping up with the happenings of the last few years have you? That girl looks like the typical white man hating left wing liberal feminist with the typical victim mentallity. These people destroy everything they touch. They are rotten to the core and evil beyond belif. They don't care about anyone else other than themselves. It is not wise to judge a book by it's cover, however that girl in that picture embodies that evil, racist, hateful movement that is poisoning the world in the last few years turning women against man. Whoever finds this attractive, actually needs to stop watching porn. Normal, sane women don't color their hair pink and scream like a metally challanged nutcase. Changing your hair color by the way to an extreme color like this is also a sign of a mental disorder and it's not fashonable or cool or anything like that. It is a sign that there is something wrong with that person mentally. If anyone finds this attractive, than you probably have mental issues yourself. Hope that this clears it up.
I can't speak for him, but personally, pink hair is not only unattractive, but a huge red flag.
What does that horse face have to do with anyways? Is the story based around her? No, I didn't read the article....
And looking at all these lovely replies... "bit of a minger" "If you think that woman is hot then you need to get out more" "she's clearly a very attractive woman" "That girl looks..." ... "Whoever finds this attractive, actually needs to stop watching porn" So, the general consensus is that "The beginning of the end of eSports" could be determined by a gamer's looks? Because the stereotypical overweight basement dwelling man-child is it's savior?
Why? You afraid a girl could kick your butt in esports?
Oh look, its a white knight that would probably let a girl beat him in a random game, so he could hook up with her... Only for him to be rejected 😆🤣 Not everything has to do with "girl power" buddy... So when a girl gets dissed then its immediately a guy vs girl thing? Lol, cucks everywhere xD Gotta love male feminists 😁
This won't make girls sleep with you...
Evolution fighting tournament > Esports
I play a lot of Dota 2, so in my mind The International is the greater of the tournaments. Is it fact? No it's all subjective and based on personal preferences.
To be completely honest I don't even know what dota is. I have heard of it but I have never seen it in action. The dwarfing prize purse alone probably makes it more interesting for some and I can understand that. Does Evo even have a money prize lol? It's just like bragging rights, right? I play fighting games but I'm nowhere near as reactive or mechanically creative as those guys so the techniques are interesting to me. I would rather play a shooter than watch a good shooter player play for money.
Dota 2 isn't a real game yo. It's just a cash vacuum.
Evo comes with a cash prize as well as likely sponsorship deals that can net you a pretty penny.
That’s cool, I thought it was just the trophy.
Evo Japan might not include a cash prize, something to do with Japanese gambling laws.
If you don't know what Dota is maybe this will help... https://youtu.be/qTsaS1Tm-I... I tend to agree based on the fact that it's 1vs1. You have no team to carry you and if you mess up it's on you... Plus the level of skill is just insane. I would guess it would be much harder to make it in the fighting game scene then in the Dota scene. I have more respect for fighting game pros because of their dedication. A lot of them are not sponsored in the beginning and travel around the world on their own expense. You also have pros that are amazing in more then one game. Which is not the case in MOBAs. They're both amazing scenes though, with amazing players. OT: If chess is an Olympic sport, then games should have their spot at the Olympics. Only then will games be taken seriously as a sport. I can see a league based system akin to football working with games like DOTA.
Hear Hear! I much prefer FGC events, they're loud and proud of what they are as opposed to trying so hard to legitimise themselves as a sport. The production values of Overwatch League is great and all but too much time is spent waffling on about the teams as opposed to showing games.
Esports has been around for what 20 years now? The whole thing has only grown with time and the viewership on things like Twitch kinda bears that out. This isn't like the NHL trying to gather a stronger image in the US, the people who watch professional gamers aren't going to choose to watch Evo or The International on ESPN when a streams available or in Dota's case can be watched from within the client. They're also a group that has the potential to grow as more people grow up and aren't weirded out by the idea of watching someone else play a video game. What's going to be more interesting is what's going to die, and what's going to live on a game by game basis. Seven years ago I would have said Starcraft was unassailable, now it doesn't even exist. Counter Strike as a spectator friendly thing seemed to be dying, but has now come back even stronger than maybe 2002-2004. Overwatch, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Counter Strike, Dota 2, Street Fighter which ones will survive, thrive or die is a more interesting story in my mind. Esports isn't going anywhere, it just may resemble something else entirely when all is said and done. It's not like Evo, LCS or The International even resemble something like early Quakecons or Dreamhacks.
Agreed, as long as video games exist gamers will want to watch highly skilled players go up against each other.
God I hope so
6 million concurrent pubg players and they're wondering if competitive esports will fall? No way.
league and dota 2 have been doing well for years now lol
Never understood eSports... I get that people like it, but if I'm going to watch someone play a video game in my free time, I rather play one instead... I play hockey, but I enjoy watching NHL more because they are leaps and bounds better than me. ESports might be better gamers (most likely better) but the gap isn't as wide... Anyways my two cents
It's the nature of the beast, athleticism isn't going to help you in Hearthstone but a deep understanding of the math and mechanics will. On the team front there are things like DotA 2 or where the gulf between amateur and professional teams is gargantuan, not just in terms of mechanics but the draft, play calling and map awareness is on a different level. To discredit the whole thing because you think you're pretty good at CoD or Halo, really shows a lack of knowledge on the whole thing. We are just seeing the first glimpses of kids on teams who spent their formative childhoods playing a specific game in the hope of being a pro. This is 20 years of growth for esports vs 100+ for hockey and other athletic sports. It has nowhere to go but up, thankfully though just like a lot of people ignore athletic sports you can also ignore esports.
Yeah playing video games is not a sport. The very notion it's a sport is offensive to me as a former athlete. Competitive sure but not a sport.
The gap is probably a lot wider than you think lol.
Well just like you play Hockey and watch players leaps and boinds better than you on the NHL, you also watch players better than you on Esports. The gap is actually wider than you think
I've personally never understood ESport because even if I try to watch one I could never figure out what is happening because I probably don't play those games. Nowadays I play GTS online so since I understand this game and culture I would love to follow it through when the main events kick in. I actually watch races of the "aliens" almost everyday on YouTube to see how they race. And yes... The difference between most of us and them is huge. Like by 10 second a lap to be precise. That's why they're called aliens.
Eh, esports isn't special at all and playing a video game certainly isn't a sport.
they should probably remove the "sports" part of the name and just call it competitive video gaming.
Can we kill the fad of everyone having stupid hair colors as well? Esp young people dying their hair grey like they want to look old.
Esports just doesn't appeal to me, something about it's super-liminal ads, childish antics, thousands of people crowding around some people sitting at a computer just seems so.....lame, but it's mostly the super-liminal ads they're very pervasive.
I agree with you. The image in the thumbnail is how i view Esports players, obnoxious, loud and very childish.
eSports = one of the dumbest things ever
It was always dumb and doomed to fail IMO.
I hope so
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