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@ 2 Bacon "it will always be a niche hobby/profession"I doubt that. Last year, the top event had 173K live viewers & a worldwide viewership of 43M. That's just one event.http://www.businessinsider.com/the-esports-audience-is-escalating-quickly-2017-3TV tracker Nielsen launched Nielsen eSports last year, ESPN broadcasts & analyzes, Korea is now only about 7% of revenue.It'll be huge.
Computer games are not a sport. Also, cyberbullying isn't real.
I somewhat agree with comment 2.ESports is actually surprisingly skillful and similar to many sleight of hand and mental concentration games and people watching it isnt very different from us watching other people play physical sports.However, this will not be the platform that fans of eSports will go to to read about its news, BBC please drop this, they have their platform us ours.
The British Buzzfeed Corporation back at it again with another terrible article. Liquidate.
for a moment BBC had me confused thinking it's a real club with real sportsmen playing at some level and made some incredible things. After all, it's just a video game..!! Agree with most of the comments here, this should be nowhere near football main page.
I don't why people are criticising them. Unlike real footballers they are not going out sleeping with underage girls, drinking, taking drugs, fighting, stealing taxis. Actually they are not going out at all.
E-sports is a broad church and people who criticise it need to realise that. Lumping together FIFA/PES with something like Starcraft is like treating links golf and crazy golf on equal terms because they both class themselves as "golf".My fear for e-sports is that money will talk and the boring stuff like FIFA or Madden football will end up the most heavily promoted.
It gets boring even playing these football games after a while. Sitting and watching someone else do it would be mind-numbing beyond belief.
Have we become so lazy that even playing a video game is too much effort now?Let's face it, eSport isn't sport. When you play video games as long as these people do to "train", it becomes a very unhealthy pastime.
Quite a lot of of stigma about eSports. Most of these competitors train for hours a day to have the same dexterity and reflexes as many "traditional" sports stars do. Just because it isnt something "physical" doesn't mean it doesn't require skill and dedication like any professional sport. I'd also hardly call it a "hobby" when many earn hundreds of thousands a month due to their talent and appeal
There needs to be more positive reinforcement than encouraging this sort of faux sport. How about a tournament where children eat a plate of vegetables as quickly as they can?! And the winner wins...vegetables!!!
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