Pro Gaming the New Major Sport?

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User Info: SkilzMC

SkilzMC
4 years ago#1
I hear people saying they think competitive video games are going to be as big as professional sports in a few years.

Do you guys think that's gonna happen?

I personally do not enjoy watching live stream competitive (or live streams in general.) But am I in the minority?
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User Info: JVel91

JVel91
4 years ago#2
You're sitting on your ass twiddling your thumbs it will never be a sport.
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User Info: Aether_Lyric

Aether_Lyric
4 years ago#3
Not in the near future, but eventually I think it will happen

User Info: supercoolisaac

supercoolisaac
4 years ago#4
They're growing at like 300% per year. it'll end up blowing up within the next couple years for sure.

That being said i don't think it'll ever get to the size of any of the major sports (football, soccer, basketball, golf, etc).
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User Info: zxrax_alt_1

zxrax_alt_1
4 years ago#5
From: supercoolisaac | #004
They're growing at like 300% per year. it'll end up blowing up within the next couple years for sure.

That being said i don't think it'll ever get to the size of any of the major sports (football, soccer, basketball, golf, etc).

This. One day I think it will be bigger, but because major sports lose popularity at the same as gaming increases in popularity. It certainly won't be in the near future though. 30, maybe 40 years out. We'll see.
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User Info: SkilzMC

SkilzMC
4 years ago#6
zxrax_alt_1 posted...
From: supercoolisaac | #004
They're growing at like 300% per year. it'll end up blowing up within the next couple years for sure.

That being said i don't think it'll ever get to the size of any of the major sports (football, soccer, basketball, golf, etc).

This. One day I think it will be bigger, but because major sports lose popularity at the same as gaming increases in popularity. It certainly won't be in the near future though. 30, maybe 40 years out. We'll see.


So we're saying 30 to 40 years until it reaches Lingerie Football League status?

Or full blown pro sport status?
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User Info: pyrokinesis666

pyrokinesis666
4 years ago#7
videogaming will be the new Olympic sport in 2020,

I can see it now
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User Info: Velociswagger

Velociswagger
4 years ago#8
From: pyrokinesis666 | #007
videogaming will be the new Olympic sport in 2020,

I can see it now

Hopefully Starcraft isn't in it because we'd lose to Koreans every freaking time

User Info: pyrokinesis666

pyrokinesis666
4 years ago#9
unlike them,

we americans need sleep
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User Info: SkilzMC

SkilzMC
4 years ago#10
Velociswagger posted...
From: pyrokinesis666 | #007
videogaming will be the new Olympic sport in 2020,

I can see it now

Hopefully Starcraft isn't in it because we'd lose to Koreans every freaking time


They have us beat at Ping-Pong, Nuclear arms races, and making sweet tablets! We lose.

It doesn't really matter, china will own us by 2020.
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