e-Sports

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penoid

#1

Anyone into it?

I’m not exactly into it, but I do find the whole thing fascinating. It’s like living in a Neal Stephenson/William Gibson novel.

Great long read on The Guardian:

Seven replies, three of which are that still from Homer Goes To College.


#2

Probably more entertaining than formula 1, tbf


#3

#4

I have heard of football manager.


#5

We’re doing something right then!


#6

I find many of the games most popular in eSports to be confusing to watch. Much like American Football.


#7

I’d love to get into competitive DOTA2 watching, but I’ve played 120 hours of that game and still have no fucking clue what’s going on when I watch it.

Watch a bit of Hearthstone sometimes, but it’s just shit Magic, which is itself shit.


#8

i am going to just automatically assume all of your fans are like this person:


#9

Oh boy…


#10

do you battle other DOTA2 fans for seats?


#11

tbf in reality they are probably all like this


#12

#13

Oh boy this thread again!


#14

This is amazing!

What he probably didn’t tell anyone is he was managing a club in the Kenyan League.


#15

#16

Much more fit for purpose tbf


#17

I enjoyed Democracy 3 when it came out - a nice little sandbox to create a socialist utopia in. Although those capitalist cake fascists are complete dicks to deal with.


#18

It’s been done? I wasn’t told off when creating it! Was it on the old boards? How did it go?


#19

It usually goes someone going “neeeeeeerds” then someone questioning how/if it’s a thing, then it becoming obvious it’s just the same as watching anything competitive.


#20

Oh OK.

Well, I look forward to going through the motions!

Not quite sure what side I’ll be on when we get to the “it’s just the same as watching anything competitive” bit as I don’t watch anything competitive, so this should be interesting.