I think it's awesome that gaming is finally getting into the professional picture. People are finally able to make a living doing something they're really good at. I love watching the LoL matches. I wonder how long it will be before LoL teams begin selling "jerseys" lol
I watched nearly all of the CoD tournament and it was really fun to watch. Obviously you have to like the game to some degree to get into these events. The tournament itself had some really excellent, hard fought matches. Looking forward to the next one.
They are technically considered athletes and the reason I say this is it uses a high amount of concentration and dexterity to preform at that type of level same with Golfers and other sports like archery
Wow. I consider COD a non-professional game compared to something like CS:GO. Also, the cod tourneys are on console. That means there is auto-aim assist so basically the game is helping you aim which is not professional at all.... I like MLG and I like to watch SC2 and LoL tourneys. I dont like the console tournaments.
As much as I enjoy gaming, I wouldn't call it a sport.
It's reached a point to where they're trying too hard to sell gaming as a total lifestyle. Basically to...sell us shit. The over-commercialization has reached a pretty crass level. Gaming is an entertainment medium, not a culture.
@nate1222Actually, the commercialization in competitive gaming isn't that bad.
Absolutely wast majority of events (such as tournaments, e-sports themed podcasts and shows, streams from individual players) are available to the viewers on various streaming sites (such as twitch.tv) for FREE. Not to mention that some of the most popular competitive games (League of Legends, Dota 2, World of Tanks) are free to play as well.
@nate1222 It's not a sport. And well said. Seriously.. I love games, but sitting on your fat ass playing games competitively is not a sport. That is why athletes not gamers, get paid hundreds of millions of dollars.
@the_big_doggg MLG had 21,000 attending and nearly 200k watching on twitch (on the league channel) yeah no shits given. But then again, sitting on a sofa scoffing your face and watching overpaid subhumans kick/throw a ball about while getting drunk is fine.
@XxTheEvilxX@nate1222 Out of ignorance you are stereotyping competitive gamers as fat. If you paid any attention to the eSports scene, you would find that most of these gamers are normal/slim weight, because they game so much that they don't just sit around eating. And if you knew anything about MLG's past, you would know that the top gamers have been given huge contracts that allow them to be rich playing a video game. Don't insult just because you're envious.
@XxTheEvilxX No he's right and if you knew anything at all about the guy's playing at these events you would already know they are not at all like you described. Some are overweight, some are not, some work out, some are single, some have girlfriends. They are pretty much like anyone else their age except they make money playing a game they enjoy. That doesn't have to mean all they do is sit on their fat asses all day. You can be good at a game and still have a good life away from it.
He just pointed out how unsubstantiated are your claims. If correcting someone who is obviously posting false information and asking them to stop doing so means "being offended" to you how would you call your own overreaction?
@Fitcherman@XxTheEvilxX@nate1222Umm yeah... right... if I am stereotyping than why are you so offended??? Truth hurts doesn't it. Oh let me guess... I am wrong because in reality you have three girlfriends who live in Canada. They are all supermodels you met off the internet right?? Bwa ha ha ha