Never understood why people watch other people play this game

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User Info: Branchos

Branchos
3 years ago#1
Especially those tournaments, those are just a bunch of socially awkward kids playing a game you can play yourself
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User Info: Kurumiee

Kurumiee
3 years ago#2
But they play it better.

That's like saying: I never understood why people watch other people play (sport name here).

It's called entertainment value.

User Info: darkwing1232

darkwing1232
3 years ago#3
People watch other people play Football, Baseball, Basketball, etc when they can play the game themselves...

User Info: Metroid82

Metroid82
3 years ago#4
While I understand the above two posters, I agree with the TC. I may spectate a game every once in awhile, if I am eating or something, but I couldn't see myself sitting down and watching a tournament.

You can't just walk outside and play a real game of football, basketball, etc, as those require teams and equipment. With LoL you don't have to call up a dozen people and arrange a game, you just log in and play. That is the difference between watching a sport, such as football, instead of playing it.

User Info: darkwing1232

darkwing1232
3 years ago#5
Metroid82 posted...
While I understand the above two posters, I agree with the TC. I may spectate a game every once in awhile, if I am eating or something, but I couldn't see myself sitting down and watching a tournament.

You can't just walk outside and play a real game of football, basketball, etc, as those require teams and equipment. With LoL you don't have to call up a dozen people and arrange a game, you just log in and play. That is the difference between watching a sport, such as football, instead of playing it.


Watching LCS matches while dual screening has without a doubt made me a better player. My positioning has gotten so much better since watching pro matches not to mention effective ward placements. Ive always stood by the notion that if you want to get better, than you have to learn from the best.

User Info: boktai3

boktai3
3 years ago#6
darkwing1232 posted...
People watch other people play Football, Baseball, Basketball, etc when they can play the game themselves...

User Info: twopoundcow

twopoundcow
3 years ago#7
People don't just watch people to play the game. They watch their chosen streamer because they think they have an interesting personality and / or they're just generally fun to watch do whatever.

Also, learning. Applies doubly so to something like lcs. Plus, it can be more enjoyable to watch something done at an extremely high level than to actually do it yourself.

User Info: Branchos

Branchos
3 years ago#8
Oh god are you guys really comparing sports that require athleticism to a video game?

Oh god
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User Info: acabes27

acabes27
3 years ago#9
this is a pretty cool topic...bro
powerful

User Info: Game Show

Game Show
3 years ago#10
You don't need to be athletic to play basketball/football/etc with other amateurs
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