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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

Do you have interest in eSports?

 

I personally don't... but recognize their growth.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESports



#2 DJ MC

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:15 PM

No.


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#3 BSLBobPhelan

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:01 PM

I think its cool that it exists but it doesn't do anything for me.



#4 BSLRobShields

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:38 PM

Never heard of it before seeing this thread
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#5 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

Never heard of it before seeing this thread

 

It's pretty popular...  started the thread because I saw someone on LinkedIn saying, "eSports should be looked at for what it is... a sport."

That seems a bit much to me .

Another guy that some here will know - Pete Volk, used to cover MD for Testudo Times - covers eSports for SB Nation...

 

https://www.sbnation.com/esports

 

It's a world I know nothing about.



#6 BSLRobShields

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

A sport? Lol
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#7 bnickle

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:56 PM

I credit my video gaming youth for good hand eye coordination. There is no doubt it takes terrific motor skills to be elite at most of these games.

#8 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:06 PM

The Ringer: Esports’ Grand Experiment: The Quest for a New York State of Mind
https://www.theringe...-york-excelsior



#9 BSLSethBondroff

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

my kids, especially my son, is OBSESSED with Overwatch and this league.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:16 AM

The Ringer: The ‘Overwatch’ Dive Dilemma and the Evolution of Esports Strategy



#11 BSLSethBondroff

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 07:58 PM

So my wife and I get our kids a gift if they get straight A's on their report cards.. Tonight, my son decided he wanted a Houston Outlaws jersey. From the Overwatch league. 

 

$65. No idea if this has any staying power, but it seems popular so far. 


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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:18 PM

The Ringer: How an ‘Overwatch’ Update Derailed One of the Most Dominant Teams in Esports



#13 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:18 PM

Oh those dorks?

Nope.

I never had friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?


#14 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:21 PM

Oh those dorks?

Nope.


I feel like your Cousin Scott could have gone pro.

Or us playing RBI.



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 01:30 PM


I feel like your Cousin Scott could have gone pro.

Or us playing RBI.

Yeah back then when you had two buttons to press. Now there's 30 and it takes about 6 months to learn how to play any modern game.

 

I get they're good at what they do, but no thank you.


I never had friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?


#16 BSLSethBondroff

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 10:39 AM

The Ringer: How an ‘Overwatch’ Update Derailed One of the Most Dominant Teams in Esports

I read the headline to Drew, my 13 year old, and he said, "yea, it's true" totally ruined their season. 

 

No idea what he's talking about, but he says this story is spot on.


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 03:32 PM

Technical.ly: Esports fans: Here’s where to watch this weekend’s Dota 2 finals in Baltimore
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:38 PM

The Verge: Fortnite, Overwatch, and Apex Legends: how to follow a huge week for e-sports



#19 BSLSethBondroff

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:37 PM

The Verge: Fortnite, Overwatch, and Apex Legends: how to follow a huge week for e-sports

My son is so excited for Overwatch League season 2, starts tonight. This league just signed Coca Cola to a multi year deal, and Fanatics just started selling the gear...Could be here for a few years at least.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:04 PM

I never understood the fascination of watching others play video games. I guess I'm old. Young kids are probably like, "why do you watch people play real games?" Because it takes physical skills and the human is inside the game. Not digital characters milling about controlled by a human outside the game. But that's beside the point. 

 

As much as I love football, I never watched those Madden tournaments ESPN or whatever station used to air. I just can't watch video games. I'll gladly play though. 

 

Anyway, a lot of Universities already have eSports varsity teams, meaning many more will soon. That means it will fall under the control of an athletic director just like football, basketball, field hockey, etc... That being the case, eSports isn't going anywhere. 


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