People! EVO (Evolution Championship Series) Starts TODAY.
Smash Bros. Melee, Ultra Street Fighter IV, BlazBlue, Tekken Tag 2, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters, Injustice, and Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be Streaming heresoon! With these Tournaments offering around a total of $46,000 for the Prize Pool (if not more)
The Fight is On My Fellow System Warriors and next Week is THE BIG one, DOTA 2 International Tournament with a whopping $10,000,000 prize pool that is up for grabs.
People look at this, Two of the Biggest Video Game Tournaments are happening Back to Back. The Hype is so real here and Here in System Wars we're talking about that Consoles will take over PCs....
Come on people some REALLY exciting stuff is happening in the Gaming Medium, Chances are These tournaments will see BIG outcomes this year with Twitch gaining more popularity thanks to the integrations with Xbox One and PS4 as well as games like DOTA 2 and League of Legends. We can no longer ignore these types of Tournaments now. Gaming is growing and these Tournaments are starting to get serious. So much that they've started giving out Visas for League of Legends players.
Gaming has come a long way since it's up bringing back in the 70s. These Tournaments are like our Wimbledon, or The NBA Championships, or the Super Bowl. I think it's high time we start treating these events as such.
What do you guys think? Should Gaming be treated like any other sport when it comes to these Tournaments? or should we keep putting these types of Tournments away from the general media?
I personally think these tournaments should see the spotlight like Fifa or The Masters does. EVO and The International have players that train daily on their game to ensure that they have the skills and abilities they need to WIN. Just watch "Free to Play", those players aren't just casual people that decide "Oh I want to play in a tournament." They THROW THEIR LIVES away just for a chance to win in these types of tournaments, that's the kind of passion you would see in a certain other sporting event that happens every 4 years.
That's my take on it, and I hope to hear what you guys have to say about this.