Originally Posted by S.M.
I'd actually argue that League games reveal the winner earlier than Dota 2 games. League is almost entirely macro and economy based and it has very few variables. Also I can't find the official thread but there is a statistic that 8/10 games in 2012 were decided by who had the most farmed AD carry. There were a lot of Doublelift and CLG jokes.
And they've done a lot to remedy that in Season 3. I need only point to the earlier mentioned GGU vs Curse game last week (or really, most GGU LCS games, they just need to learn how to close games out), LoL games aren't over until the nexus falls, there's already been a couple LCS games that had all nexus turrets down at the end of the game. LoL season 3 with denial being almost completely gone outside of killing your opponent, losing a lane, even badly, rarely dooms a team.
But your opinion on esports is a little depressing. It doesn't have to be a marketing joke if you don't want it to be.
As someone else pointed out, one of the reasons hockey is underappreciated is how few people actually play it and how difficult the basic rules are compared to most sports. People don't like watching "competitive" sports/esports once a game becomes lopsided enough where the rest of the game is just waiting for the victory animation. With the Season 3 changes, it's quite rare. With denial, it's even more obvious when it happens. I wouldn't watch a professional football team take on a high school team for longer than the first couple minutes to laugh, but with DOTA's mechanics, games can end up that way far easier than LoL games can.
DOTA 2 might be more competitive, it might even be the better game
, but LoL is the better e-sport and e-sports get the money and fans.
Originally Posted by Prideless
DOTA 2 is the kind of game where if you put effort in trading you can find monetary return.
I met a guy who made 800 usd a month selling dota items.
Some cosmetic items go for 4000 usd. steam also has a marketplace where you can sell some of your items for steam wallet money. or if you know how to trade at forums you can trade them for cash via paypal or webmoney.
i find myself sadly spending half my time trading instead of playing but i find it quite fun.
One of my old guildmates made $500/person to carry players out of Bronze to Gold in LoL's ranked mode (carry, not play for them). It'd usually take him a weekend to do it. People were so adamant ELO hell existed that he made money off them. Always found that funny.Edited by -Apocalypse- - 4/10/13 at 3:14pm