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Wait....maybe Im just a moron. But theres people PAYING to watch OTHER PEOPLE play VIDEO GAMES?

Heres a novel concept........****play them yourself****

Ive been out of the game a while thumb.gif

Streaming is a mixture of sports and entertainment. How many millions of people watch soccer, football, cricket, etc? They could clearly just go play themselves!
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Streaming is a mixture of sports and entertainment. How many millions of people watch soccer, football, cricket, etc? They could clearly just go play themselves!

are you trying to compare real life sports athlete to video game player kookoo.gif
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are you trying to compare real life sports athlete to video game player kookoo.gif


You do realize some major sports people and whole franchises have invested in esports teams right?
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You do realize some major sports people and whole franchises have invested in esports teams right?
yes i know that but only reason they invested on them for $ in long run and publicity but you can't really compare video game player to athlete, There is huge difference between. some one who sit on computer all day playing games.

if you walk down the street and ask people what esports is no one would really know esports is, Esports is tiny fraction compare to amount of people watch World Cup Soccer, Olympics.
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Some of us dont watch tv. But you spend less supporting a couple people you find very entertaining to watch from time to time compared to paying for cable. There are many streamers that are hilarious and absolutely better than tv shows. Plus u often learn things that make you better at the games you enjoy playing. Its a win win.
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Wait....maybe Im just a moron. But theres people PAYING to watch OTHER PEOPLE play VIDEO GAMES?

Heres a novel concept........****play them yourself****

The pervasiveness of professional sports and how willing people are to pay to attend or view sporting events and obtain sporting memorabilia should have been a dead give away that, yes, many people would rather watch others do it.
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but you can't really compare video game player to athlete, There is huge difference between. some one who sit on computer all day playing games.

Completely disagree. Premise is the same here.
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if you walk down the street and ask people what esports is no one would really know esports is, Esports is tiny fraction compare to amount of people watch World Cup Soccer, Olympics.

Every big sport was at one time or another a largely unknown thing. Differences in current popularity don't make for a fundamental difference in what these things are, or why people watch them.
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Wait....maybe Im just a moron. But theres people PAYING to watch OTHER PEOPLE play VIDEO GAMES?

Heres a novel concept........****play them yourself****

Ive been out of the game a while thumb.gif

It's the little brother syndrome, or thirsty white knights looking at females that don't want to be on MFC, or they're there for peoples just personality/commentary.

Use Twitch to watch regional and world championships for HOTS. Got my Prime and Twitch account linked so no more ads for me biggrin.gif
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Some of us dont watch tv. But you spend less supporting a couple people you find very entertaining to watch from time to time compared to paying for cable. There are many streamers that are hilarious and absolutely better than tv shows. Plus u often learn things that make you better at the games you enjoy playing. Its a win win.

Pretty much the reason I watch a few. Some of things they say or do is down right funny. tongue.gif Or the occasional peep playing a horror game. I just get the giggles watching a person scare the crap out of themselves.
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Come on, dude. It's not really about "paying to watch others play the game" - boring person will NEVER gain 5000+ monthly subscribers (with each of subscriber paying ~$3-4/month, not counting $100's in random donations every day), regardless of how many games he/she plays or how often he/she streams. It's about personality of a streamer, expressed through his/her physical appearance and/or (not all of them use webcams) through voice + in-game behavior (especially in multiplayer games). Kind of like listening to some talk show on radio, or watching a reality show on TV, except you can actually interact with a streamer in real time.

And yes, there are also many lonely, unattractive nerds who just want to pay to feel "special" for few minutes when a streamer reads their nickname and donation message to 20,000 other viewers, especially if a streamer is an attractive female who pretends to care about what the donors write in their messages biggrin.gif

LoL, darn, now if only I was attractive. tongue.gif Be one easy way to get some dough for my hardware hoard addiction. biggrin.gif


Wait a minute....I see free games mention in there. Hmmm.
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I could easily see this compare to people watching professional sports.

If you watch some of the top streamers, most of them are actually really good at the game, and have very entertaining commentary. I've been playing a decent amount of overwatch lately and one of the top overwatch streamers, Moon Moon, is very entertaining to watch and listen to. He talks about a lot of the strategy in the game and is constantly responding to people in chat, which is impressive since there's tons of people spamming in it due to the 8000+ viewers. Its like being able to watch professional sports while being able to ask questions and talk to the player live in the middle of a game.
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Ads? What ads? Just redirect those notorious ads pages to 0.0.0.0 etc. Ads gone.
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