Will E-sports catch on?

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E-sports: dumb fad or breakout new sport?

  1. It will never become serious

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  2. E-sports are the way of the future. SC FTW

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  3. i pitty humanity

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  1. Demosthenes

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    Ok Stal, well you're gonna have to help me out here. Looking at your last two posts. You make statements like "E-Sports will never catch on until it is able to make 'REAL cash'"

    You also mention your bet that E-sports won't catch-on.

    In the second post you clarify for us the difference between a game competition and 'E-Sports taking over' after which you tell us that it will never rival the NBA, NFL, etc and that dream is foolish.

    I mean I could be wrong, but I really can't see any reason giving to back up your many statements that it is a ridiculous, laughable, nonsense etc idea

    P.S. Your statement that it won't become popular because it can't make real money yet IS laughable BECAUSE gaming/leagues/competitions so on already does make a big big big pile of REAL money.
     
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  2. MikeyVassallo

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    Demo. Quit being a child. Seriously. Do you know how much revenue a single NFL game makes? Ad revenue alone for a single Sunday game is around $3 million dollars.

    If a video gaming competition could bank $3 million dollars in advertising revenue alone we would be crowding around the TV on Monday Nights watching a Street Fighter tourny and not the Texans at the Ravens. (Trust me, I'd much rather watch a street fighter tourny...)

    Sorry chum. That's the breaks in business.
     
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  3. clockworks

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    Tell me if this conversation makes sense.

    Guy 1:"hey man,I'm training for the school track team I jog 10miles each day when i can".
    Guy 2:"pfft that's nothing,I'm on a gaming team, I play at least 12 hours of CoD5 everday to practice".
    Guy 1:"damn dude, I wish I had your ambition"
    Guy 2" dedication dude, that's all it takes."
     
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  4. Demosthenes

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    To say it couldn't compete with major sports leagues in the present is obvious, to say it isn't a financially viable and quite possibly successful market is missing the point.
     
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  5. MikeyVassallo

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    But wait... wasn't it "Taking over"?
     
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  6. LawnGnome

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    E-sports will briefly attain mainstream success in 2009, but will be all-but-forgotten after the world is swept up by the Gaylympics.
     
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  7. Demosthenes

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    Maybe take the time to read my posts before you say things Stal. I said in Korea/China it could well "take over" in the next few years, and that in the US, it could be a long long while before it takes over, but my bet is that it will eventually happen.
     
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