Does this make you change your mind that esports can be a thing?

#41mrg59Posted 12/8/2012 7:41:06 AM
e-sports isn't and won't ever be 'a thing' if what you're calling 'a thing' to be professional sports. e-sports will never bring in the kind of money the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL bring in, on top of appealing to a wide enough audience. No pro e-sports player will ever be able to walk into a normal bar in the USA, and have 50% of the women in the room just drop their pants right there. Sure once they see the money that will happen, but that makes them no different from any other rich person, nothing to do with how they got rich.
#42Diorte(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2012 10:09:29 AM
ssj98_gotenks posted...
Like Sushi and Hiei. That was so stupid. Like. What.

Barcrafts have been around for so long. Diorte go outside.


Esports bave been around for longer wtd


I do go outside, I just don't go to restaurants/bars. I just work :| I came from a tiny little one-street-light backwards town, this stuff kinda baffles me.
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#43VentonPosted 12/8/2012 10:23:06 AM
The 25 million season 3 rumor is cool and all, but peyton mannings salary says hi.

Then again, its just been recently that nfl salaries have skyrocketed across the board. Offensive linemen used to make around 60 grand a year in the 70-80s I believe. Fact could be off by numbers, but the pay was significantly lower
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#44ikilledkenny2Posted 12/8/2012 10:25:57 AM
mrg59, bw was huge in korea, the top players made around 300-500k a year, which is pretty impressive considering it's a video game. I don't think e-sports is really in the same category as professional sports, but it's gaining popularity incredibly quickly. What it really needs is a new game that's casual at the basic level, with a really high skill ceiling. Like bw with it's custom games, and 1v1
#45Leighton04Posted 12/8/2012 11:20:32 AM
HHHistheMAN posted...
I live in Orlando which is a city that holds a lot of events....

Ive searched for these in the area and they don't exist. I was suprised because there are like 100 bars around the UCF campus

So as of now I wouldn't say these are too common...


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#46CheezWhizXPosted 12/8/2012 12:06:42 PM
Venton posted...
The 25 million season 3 rumor is cool and all, but peyton mannings salary says hi.


Well, NFL has been around for decades. League of Legends and Esports has (in North America anyways) been popular for only about a year or so now.

Considering stars like OddOne easily hit 400-500k a year from streaming alone, I would say that isn't bad at all. Not to mention they're playing a video game, which is by far much easier than being a professional football player.
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#47ikilledkenny2Posted 12/8/2012 12:35:14 PM
wtf lol players make 400-500k a year from streaming? sources?
#48CheezWhizXPosted 12/8/2012 12:47:48 PM
ikilledkenny2 posted...
wtf lol players make 400-500k a year from streaming? sources?


It's estimation. Twitch pays like $3 per 1000 views of an ad or something like that. Then just factor in OddOne getting 30k viewers just about all the time and he plays roughly 3 ads an hour.
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