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Do you regularly tune in to a stream or Esport event?

#41KeyeszxPosted 9/22/2013 4:38:48 PM
Nicodimus posted...
You know what's really fun? Playing a video game.

You know what's really boring? Watching someone else play a video game.


WRONG! Watching tournies is really fun. Pro players can do things that most can't or don't have the skill to. The crazy combos in fighting games and the close calls, that's all really fun to watch.

Also what you're saying is essentially since playing sports is fun watching them is not. If this was true nobody would watch football, soccer, baseball, etc.
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#42Digital StormPosted 9/22/2013 4:40:51 PM
I'll watch the occasional streamer if they're doing something like a speed run of a game I like.
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#43GynthaeresPosted 9/22/2013 5:11:13 PM
Nicodimus posted...
You know what's really fun? Playing a video game.

You know what's really boring? Watching someone else play a video game.


You know what's really fun? Playing sports.

You know what's really boring? Watching someone else play sports.

Of course, different people like different things. I find watching sports to be incredibly boring, but millions seem to enjoy it. You find watching video games to be incredibly boring, but hundreds of thousands (and more every day) seem to enjoy it.

I don't really understand this hatred of e-sports, especially on a gaming site. If we were on an NFL site or something, I could understand it. But here? 'Course, like a lot of things, I think people are hating on it without ever actually trying it out. At least not a good one. Like people hating on Let's Plays and citing their reasoning being like... 13-year-olds who scream into their microphone. That's not how the good ones are.


Personally, I watch a lot of livestreams. It's replaced cable TV for me. Most of them are individuals, but I'll occasionally watch tournaments. Typically SC2 (if it's a big tournament) or a fighting game. I dislike watching LoL or Dota 2, but I can see the appeal of them.
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#44Hitman_HearnsPosted 9/22/2013 5:14:02 PM
Only sport I watch is Boxing. ESports seem cool though.
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#45BogePosted 9/22/2013 5:48:30 PM
I'll never support that word "esport". It's not a sport.
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#46Cool_Dude667(Topic Creator)Posted 9/23/2013 8:54:58 PM(edited)
Boge posted...
I'll never support that word "esport". It's not a sport.


"Electronic sports (eSports) is a term for organized video game competitions, especially between professionals. Other terms include competitive gaming, professional gaming, and cybersport. The most common video game genres associated with electronic sports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter, and multiplayer online battle arena. Tournaments such as the World Cyber Games, the Evolution Championship Series, and the Intel Extreme Masters provide both live broadcasts of the competition, and cash prizes to competitors."

What else would you call it then?
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#47SnipeStarPosted 9/24/2013 2:25:30 AM
no, i dont live in asia
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#48SlaynPosted 9/24/2013 2:29:08 AM
SnipeStar posted...
no, i dont live in asia


I wish I did, then my country wouldn't regularly place last.
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