I've been reading a lot about the new E-Sports feature in BO2 and how they are trying to take the sport to the next level.
It got me thinking about whether or not E-Sports could actually become a viable sport. I'm not just talking about something hardcore gamers watch on the internet. I'm talking large scale, like on a nightly basis airing on TV.
I don't think it's likely to happen anytime soon, but as the sport continues to grow, I could see it happening a decade or two down the line.
My thinking behind this is that there is a whole generation of kids that are growing up on the internet. They don't watch TV and they don't watch normal sports. As they get older, I feel there could be a viable audience for E-Sports.
I think it could catch on, but I agree with HeartlessCharms. Call it "Professional Gaming" or whatever, but it is not a sport. --- "Also, you gotta give Johnny Cage props for going into fairy-tale land and pretty much taking on monsters." - Kush_n_OJ
That's fine, call it what you want. Sport may not be the proper nomenclature, but it still has many of the same aspects of a sport.
It has teams, scores, stats. I guess whether or not it's considered a sport is not what I'm interested in. I'm just interested in whether or not you guys think it will ever reach a point where people actually sit down and watch it. Maybe people will have a favorite team and even favorite players.
I know it sounds crazy. I'm just trying to envision a future where the people who are teens have now grown up. Most teens I know cannot name a professional athlete if you paid them.