41% of the entire OWL is South Korean. What do fans think about rooting for a local team in name only?
Yeah I don't see why you call yourselves after cities when you aren't from there... Like I just found out the London Spitfire group is just in name only...I'm sure there's another game which restricts "league" teams to two players from other regions or something like that. I don't see why they don't do that and let the community build up players from the country they are representing.
What if those players suck? Like south Korean basketball teams have many foreign players in it, instead of just having south koreans. Why put restrictions like that? I'm from California, if I make a team with Cali name in it, do I HAVE to put certain amount of gamers from Cali?
Didn’t you get the memo? Nothing is problematic unless you’re white apparently.
Stop playing the victim card.
Nationality and race are two very different things.
We own and run the world. Only snowflakes cry about nonsense and play the victim card.
I thought it was common that owners of pro teams draft the best players in the world .
Exactly in what sport is it obligated to only pick playerd who were born in your city lol? They just want the best players and these happen to be Koreans.
It's the cities that host the team though..... Herp Derp?
Every sport, but since the sports industry makes so much money team officials dont care about keeping tradition and instead just hollow out any sense of identity for max profit and wins.
I can't say I've ever pictured any sort of eSports without Koreans. They're pretty hardcore about gaming over there, so much so that they passed a law a year ago prohibiting development and distribution of aimbots in online games. Which carries a five year sentence or dozens of thousands in fines.
If they are citizens and live in the cities they represent, go for it, otherwise it's basically just a clan.
It doesn't work that way in most sports, so no.
I think at least half the roster should come from the city they supposedly represent. I was able to check some of it out for the first time last night and was surprised by the size of the crowds and the amount of cheering going on so I guess they really don't care but I wouldn't support a team based on where they are from, seems dumb naming them after Cities imho.
Try that with the NFL or NBA or mlb, or traditional football, it doesn't work that away and never has.
Exactly! The players from these cities should get better if they want to be selected. It is so discriminating to just refuse foreigners cuz they werent born in that specific city.
The only reason "esports" exist is China. Remove them and it would most likely have no traction.
this isn't an issue in pro sports, players are happy to have good players no matter where they are from. so why does it matter here?
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