tl;dr porn and esports
So YouPorn has drafted a contract to enter sports, specifically League of Legends, Hearthstone, and DotA2. I'm beginning to understand that video games are absolutely gigantic now, with colleges and porn companies trying to get a piece of the pie. Do you think we'll see televised competitive video game tournaments on a regular basis in the next ten years?
>Do you think we'll see televised competitive video game tournaments
who's "we"? korea's had that shit for years, last year swedish tv started broadcasting e sport tournaments, so in ten years ofcourse you'll see it
> Do you think we'll see televised competitive video game tournaments on a regular basis in the next ten years?
I sure fucking hope not. It's bad enough that they have to waste a TV showing faggot-ass, bitchmade soccer in bars. I'd probably go on a rampage if I had to drink knowing some shitty MOBA was being played on the TV over my head.
>Hey son you're becoming a professional video game player? T-That's great! Who are you sponsoring...? YouPorn?
They front money for the teams uniform/training facilities/equipment. The team wears youporn.com on the uniform. It's as simple as that. Maybe adding a youporn tag on names.
>You will never be on the Jenna Haze's Assworms team
Fightan players were making a deal with Brazzers a few years ago, when that asshat djWheat who worked at Twitch basically said that porn companies wouldn't look good to the "pg-13" crowd of competitive games. This was a few years ago.
I wonder what happened since then. I guess MOBAs are so big now that Twitch admins can't say anything about it.
>League of Legends, Hearthstone, and DotA2
None of these are even "esports". They're just lowskill shit for autistic cawadoody children.
I'd respect them if they played Quake, UT or even CS.
They're not dead. It's just like EVE compared to WoW.
Much better game, smaller playerbase.
Kids these days will never get to experience the late 90s early 2000s when fucking everybody played Quake or UT. It was glorious.
Korea does it, and 'murrica just did it with Dota 2 The Invitational and ESPN.
I hate esports but if poker is a fucking televised "sport" then videogames CAN be too.
>trying to invoke the name of Quake and UT to garner some kind of elitest authority bias
>implying you're good enough at any of those games to warrant some false sense of superiority
>implying those games aren't dead as hell
Just look at Quake Live. literally 90% of the servers are empty. Its a dead game, it will never be popular, and it was never really popular in the first place.
>you will never crush nerds while being a member of the based youporn team
when will it end
>gaming finally getting big enough to be competitive on television
>only boring as fuck mobas are played
cool i guess. How the fuck can a moba even get hype?
OH MAN HE'S GONNA USE THAT ABILITY SO HIS HERO DOES ALL THE WORK AND SENDS OUT AN AOE ATTACK
OH MAN NOW THE OTHER GUY IS RUNNING BACK TO HIS BASE TO REGEN HEALTH
sounds like a fucking hoot
OH WOW NOW HE'S GOING TO DO THE THING WHERE HE SHOOTS THE GUN
OH GREAT HE'S GOING TO KICK THE DUDE IN THE FACE
WOW HE SENT HIS ARMY OVER THERE NOW THEY'RE GONNA DO THINGS
You can be condescending about any video game like that anon. Just because you don't understand what's happening in the ASSFAGGOTS in question, doesn't mean it's bad.
Mobas are great for hype and spectating though. That's why they're so big. There's a lot of things happening, and the matches are relatively progressive. It's like following soccer. It's a simple concept of kicking a ball into a goal, but there's way more to it. But even then, it's easy to follow. That's why mobas got so popular. They're simple, but still have a surprising amount of depth to them, even if it's not on an executional level. There's more to games than just the amount of buttons you press and how fast you need to press them.
>implying you're good enough
You don't know who I am.
I wasn't talking about Quake Live. It's just a stupid inferior rehash of Quake 3
>never really popular
All other versions were the most played games of their time.
its a more interesting spectator game then any FPS. Including QL. Watching QL is like watching some spastic seizure party, its too fast and commentators always suck at explaining whats going on.
We've seen DotA on ESPN, but that was a small "preview portion" and GF was on Twitch and ESPN3 instead of their broadcast channel.
How long until we see MOBAs on ESPN2, ESPN, then ABC? And will other "competitve" games especially the FGC get in on the broadcasting boom? Imagine Championship Sunday at EVO on NBC/FOX/CBS/ABC/ESPN with those production qualities combined with excellent commentary.
You can make a team of 5 people against 5 people and the objective is to throw rocks on each other, you can make anything competitive
>implying Quake, UT, CS takes skill
>not mentioning BW
but its different
moba combat is actually just poking and retreating back and forth. Also autistically knowing which items to buy when so that you get a 0.01 boost which can give you the edge in the numbers game that is the combat.
Face it assfaggots is the soccer of esports makes sense since its played internationally and NA fags suck ass at it
>you don't know who I am
And I don't care, if you were some famous quake player it would only make your impotent rage over "LOW SKILLS GAMERS MAKING MORE MONEY THEN ME" more enjoyable.
No, that's League, and even then that's a gross oversimplification.
Doter has extremely mobile lanes, and item builds can vary massively from game to game, depending on situation and enemy champions.
Bear in mind that this is from someone who's never seen a pro game, so maybe it's different there, but it's certainly like that in pubs.
these free porn sites work like youtube
they get comissions on views and a slice of the pie when the refer premium accounts.
the whole user uploaded thing is just a facade. that applies mostly to amateur porn and home made stuff.
next time you watch lets say a bangbros or brazzars video check for the ads and referals i can guarantee they will be there.
>people think esports won't be televised
This industry is huge, and theres a lot of money to be made if the right moves are made.
I can almost promise you the generation of males who cares for sports is dying off, and males who care for games is rising. Even people who like sports like video games. Its a huge audience to cater to.
Seeing ads in general pisses me off. It's the same reason I haven't watched television in close to a decade. I've never actually saw and ad and thought "OOH I MIGHT BUY THAT". So I don't see any point in looking at them to begin with. Plus with all the datamining that goes on, when I see an ad trying to appeal to me it makes me mad that there's brainless consumers who will actually fall victim to the ads.
no one cares about your "Respect" for the industry either.
Because that's the truth.
Same with late Quake "stars" like fatal1ty who was actually pretty mediocre (he stopped playing qw/q2 because he got his ass handed to him all the time) but hardware companies made him a walking advertisement and so he got famous.
I highly doubt they even play it. I go on quake and its a small town where you basically know the entire community. I can log on right now and probably only find 2 pub games with anyone in it. Yet everytime you talk about esports on /v/ EVERYONE is harping off about how great quake is. How is a game with such a dead community able to garner such a large drone-base.
>You'll never finish your backlog of this because I'm always came in first 10 minutes
>Sexy Lina and WR skins
LoL focuses more on short-cooldown, low-impact abilities and passive items, while Dota focuses on long-cooldown, high-impact abilities and active items.
Dota hardly focuses on passive abilities when the vast majority are actives.
It's been awhile since I was legitimately grossed out why the fuck is this new to me.
Why doesn't she just pull it out?
Or better yet go to Japan and get paid millions to film an nip pulling it out with his/her mouth and eat it. I'm sure there's some kind of market for this.
LoL is shit, but there are several abilities in LoL that can make and/or break a fight (that also have low cooldowns). So low impact probably isn't accurate given this and the fact most scale with items.
Hell, Thresh for example has a mini Pudge hook that can drag like Batrider's ult for a regular abilities.
>There ARE some high-impact, powerful spells but not many at all.
Almost ever ADC ulti
Yi's alpha strike.
Morgana,'s, Thresh's, and Blitzcrank ult
Lee Sin's Q
Anything that can knock up
Pretty much Zigg's entire moveset
Fizz's pole attack
Pretty much any Champ's Q or Ult can make the difference.
compare that to Dota, though. Everything is stronger, higher-impact, and less of a spam out on CD skillshot.
I'm not saying LoL spells do literally nothing, just that compared to Dota and HoN they have very little impact and and that strong, and that the design of the game tends towards (which is not 'is exclusively') 'spammable short CD spells that don't do much on their own'.
I haven't played that piece of shit in like 4 years, but isn't his W a fucking defense boost?
>passive abilities are high impact
I don't think so, sorry. The first thing I noticed in Dota 2 is that almost every ability blows fucking shit up like an LoL ult.
>LIjoe got a deal with brazzers for the FGC
>willing to pay for events
>fly out players
>all they asked was to wear the logo, they did not force them to promote videos just the brand
>west coast FGC said what about the children and said LI Joe we will not endorse any brazzers tournaments we are trying to be esports
>specifically League of Legends, Hearthstone, and DotA2
>So YouPorn has drafted a contract to enter sports
> I'm beginning to understand that video games are absolutely gigantic now
You mean they're so desperate for money they will sink to the lowest fucking denominator? Even fucking 4chan doesn't advertise or recieve sponsorship from porn sites.... ffs.
> League of Legends, Hearthstone, and DotA2
These games are the cancer killing video games.
>there are Americans in this thread RIGHT NOW who still watch TV
Oh god it's horrifying to even think about.
>desperate for money they will sink to the lowest fucking denominator
This really isn't a bad thing. Cash is cash.
Call dibs on your YouPorn sponsored team name and the 5 members of your team!
Remember, the names need to be suitable for all ages!
>YouPorn's Team Cunning Linguists
>Top Lane: Mounter
>Bot AD: BackedUp
>Bot Support: BarelyLegal
because 95% of the fanbase of those games aren't even good enough to play the game professionally, yet they think they have some superior authority bias over others just because they play a "hardcore" game. Seriously, if you think merely having Quake 3 or QL installed automatically means you suddenly get the right or authority to judge others, you're a massive faggot.
Considering that cable and satellite TV are on the decline, I would find it hard to believe that e sports will ever have any place on TV. Not that I particularly care. I feel the same way about "e-sports" as I do about regular sports: they are fairly fun to play yourself, but boring as hell to watch.
I won a 360 when it was released from my college by winning a Smash Bros Melee tournament. I still don't think judging anyone on anything is really worth the effort, unless they are just spectacularly bad, yet insist on calling themselves "pros."
For the most part, a game is a mix between skill and dumb luck.
>piece of the pie
No Dildos, Final Masturbation, MILFs Only
No game with any kind of developer support for the competitive scene is going to let a porn site sponsor.
These things make all their money from 13 year olds, they have to appear child-friendly
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>liking professional porn
What the hell is wrong with you?
Alcoholic beverage companies have been sponsoring sports teams for decades. The players aren't allowed to drink during the game.
Why does /v/ have to react like a retard over everything?
Some professional porn is good.
Like there's this one series on Brazzers where the pornstars compete to be the biggest slut, always trying to one up each other. It was neck and neck up to DP, then the one chick took two in the vag, and the other chick took two in the ass and won.
Dunno, I enjoyed it.
I wish complexity's contract was purchased by youporn instead of cloud9
>n0thing and SeanGares on YouPorn Team
That's only in the context of the game itself, though. Something like Skywrath's Q, Vengeful's W, Lone Druid's W, etc isn't comparable to other stuff. There are plenty of skills that aren't huge impact spells, much in the same way that League works.