Never understood why people watch other people play this game

#1BranchosPosted 5/27/2013 4:04:54 AM
Especially those tournaments, those are just a bunch of socially awkward kids playing a game you can play yourself
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#2KurumieePosted 5/27/2013 4:07:46 AM
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.
#3darkwing1232Posted 5/27/2013 4:07:46 AM
People watch other people play Football, Baseball, Basketball, etc when they can play the game themselves...
#4Metroid82Posted 5/27/2013 4:16:16 AM
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.
#5darkwing1232Posted 5/27/2013 4:20:17 AM
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.
#6boktai3Posted 5/27/2013 4:29:29 AM
darkwing1232 posted...
People watch other people play Football, Baseball, Basketball, etc when they can play the game themselves...
#7twopoundcowPosted 5/27/2013 4:31:24 AM(edited)
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.
#8Branchos(Topic Creator)Posted 5/27/2013 4:35:39 AM
Oh god are you guys really comparing sports that require athleticism to a video game?

Oh god
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#9acabes27Posted 5/27/2013 4:44:37 AM
this is a pretty cool topic...bro
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#10Game ShowPosted 5/27/2013 4:45:14 AM
You don't need to be athletic to play basketball/football/etc with other amateurs
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