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ESPN Writes About Faker, eSports On The Rise

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"19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming."
http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/stor...ntry-shoulders

He is compared as the Michael Jordan of eSports. This guy is a League of Legends prodigy. Also, let's acknowledge that last year's League of Legends World Championships did better ratings than the NBA Finals and the World Series.

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/page...ries-clinchers

eSports is on the rise, it'll eventually take over things such as Darts championships on television and they will be considered more legitimate competitors. With technology advancing, eSports definitely will be too. Imagine eSports when virtual reality gaming is more advanced and complete..

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This is a world I have zero knowledge of, but I read the article and good for him. I don't know how realistic it is to stay on top, but it is amazing to see how the popularity of e sports is booming, enough so that there is a column about it on ESPN.com.

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esports is fucking stupid
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an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.



e-sports isn't a thing. i like videogames, but these faggots don't deserve recognition as a sport, it's not a sport, it's gaming.



Watching people be great at sports that you're not great at is one thing, but watching people game has always just seemed ridiculous to me. videogames is one thing that isn't hard to become good-great at to the point where you can have a lot of fun dominating other people, so watching other people be great at them just seems stupid when you can do it yourself.


to each their own, but gaming isn't a sport.

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It's gonna be a sad day when esports takes over darts on TV.
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e-sports isn't a thing. i like videogames, but these faggots don't deserve recognition as a sport, it's not a sport, it's gaming.
Chess and darts are both considered sports. You probably use about the same PHYSICAL EXERTION playing League of Legends for 50 minutes straight, clicking 120 times a minute, as you would throwing darts in a championship.

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Watching people be great at sports that you're not great at is one thing, but watching people game has always just seemed ridiculous to me. videogames is one thing that isn't hard to become good-great at to the point where you can have a lot of fun dominating other people, so watching other people be great at them just seems stupid when you can do it yourself.
Okay you were good at killing people in random lobbies in Call of Duty. Taking people on at your level or better in video games isn't easy either.

Theoretically getting good at soccer with your young adult mates and beating a bunch of middle schoolers isn't hard either. Take on an equally skilled team and it's difficult.

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It's esport. :-)
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Esports is real?

Then where's my Reebok deal for being a Splatoon demi-gawd?

I, too, have neevr understood the appeal of watching gamers play. I'll watch some NewLegacy from time to time, but that is pure entertainment of the highest magnitude. I'll never understand people that watch competitive gaming. But thankfully, that's their business and I don't have to understand it. But when warriors like Kimmo Timonen are within 1 win from winning the Stanley Cup and ESPN does a front page piece on nerds who video game too much, that's fucked.
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The fact that some gamers are referred to as athletes is cringeworthy.



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Chess and darts are both considered sports. You probably use about the same PHYSICAL EXERTION playing League of Legends for 50 minutes straight, clicking 120 times a minute, as you would throwing darts in a championship.


you've never thrown anything in your life, have you? srsly? yes, it takes no physical exertion to throw a dart with precision and power into the proper spot for 50 minutes straight. your arm doesn't get fatigued and there is no toll.

please stop while you're behind, clicking a mouse takes absolutely no effort, using your arm to throw a projectile does and over time it would wear on your arm.
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Okay you were good at killing people in random lobbies in Call of Duty. Taking people on at your level or better in video games isn't easy either.
oh you mean like ranked matches against other qualified teams in COD, which i did too?

or how about Battlefield?

or how about how sport games rank you with people at the same level as you as you get more wins and i'm always in the highest ranks in all of these games. why? because i get good at them through playing them and fixing my mistakes, doesn't mean it's hard nor anywhere near as difficult as a mastering a sport that takes far more coordination of your body and actual TRAINING.

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Theoretically getting good at soccer with your young adult mates and beating a bunch of middle schoolers isn't hard either. Take on an equally skilled team and it's difficult.
what's your point? i never said it was. i don't think i could be a top ranked LOL without spending a huge dedicated amount of time to it, something I don't want to do nor have time for. I'm not saying it's easy, I'm saying it isn't a sport.

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It's esport. :-)
it's not a sport, it's gaming. sport is a definition and gaming doesn't follow it's description.

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Re: ESPN Writes About Faker, eSports On The Rise

Once these "esport" events truly take off I hope ESPN launches "The Ocho" to feature just gaming contests and dodgeball. I can just imagine the promo line now...

"You're watching the DOTA 2 Championships on 'The Ocho' presented by Mountain Dew."

Also, the broadcasts better feature very intense UFC style interviews with the players on the teams.

Of course this is all a joke, but in 15 years I wouldn't doubt this happening. Supposedly, more people watch certain tournaments than watch the NBA Finals. Could you imagine if more people started watching this shit over the super bowl?

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