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I didn't even know who he was 'til now. But, regardless, people should stop hatin' on him because he has mad cash.

At least he isn't wasting his life on a forum posting about how someone else who makes more money is wasting their life on games. O_o; Kinda backwards, isn't it?
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And when someone beats him I beat the sponsors will drop him and he'll be dead in the water with no skills to help him. He dude has to have no life with the amount of time he would have to put into it. I played a single game all day non stop I know I would throw up when I see the loading screen come on.
He's been beat before, just took a 5 man team from CAL league.
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Even if he is beaten, he won't lose the sponsors. "Fatal1ty" in itself is a very marketable name, the successor would have to have an equally marketable name for starters. He also already has the sponsor base and his name is already known.

It's no longer about his skills, it's now about the marketing and the money to be made.
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Even if he is beaten, he won't lose the sponsors. "Fatal1ty" in itself is a very marketable name, the successor would have to have an equally marketable name for starters. He also already has the sponsor base and his name is already known.

It's no longer about his skills, it's now about the marketing and the money to be made.
I disagree. When people start beating him, which it will happen, hes not a god, others will see that "hey theres nothing special about him anymore". Why should they still sponsor him?
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I disagree. When people start beating him, which it will happen, hes not a god, others will see that "hey theres nothing special about him anymore". Why should they still sponsor him?
It's not about him being a god. It's about the fact of whatever popularity status he's achieved. I dunno anything about him, but it's the same in any other field: his name is marketable at this point.

Spielberg didn't win any golds this past season, I think. You think his movies don't bring in moneys?
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The Bulls lost games (during their prime) and they still had massive sponsorship. It's not about who's best anymore, unless whoever beats him does it in an extraordinary way or has an extremely marketable face/name/style
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The Bulls lost games (during their prime) and they still had massive sponsorship. It's not about who's best anymore, unless whoever beats him does it in an extraordinary way or has an extremely marketable face/name/style
And continues to do it, not just beating him then getting ownt the next time.
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He hasn't accomplished much. Hundreds of millions of people from around the world play video games everyday. Just because he gets the You Win screen often doesn't make him special. Companys are just using him for marketing which can be proven by his screen name(which I doubt it is trademarked to him now) on a bunch of hardware.
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