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What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


In, I guess, 5 years time or so, what genre of gaming will be shown on G4 or the like? I realize LoL and SC2 are making major strides, but I would like to get some opinions and ideas on what the future holds. The timeline I guess is up to your own interpretation. The beauty about the future in e-sports is the infinite array of options.

Is it:
A) DoTA's- The most reasonable option I guess, but I still think it needs to make some improvements in separating the men from the boys if you catch my drift.
B) RTS- The starcraft genre. Again, who knows what this genre will show in the next few years/generations. I think there is plenty of potential once you let your imagination do its work.
C) FPS/Military simulator- Watching huge clan battles could be really entertaining. There are some clans in Arma that take that shite seriously. From the TV perspective, it could be very exciting to watch clans duke it out 100v100 or w/e.
D) MMORPG- Kinda grasping at straws here, but who knows. Spectating a world evolve as long as it was sophisticated enough would be sweet. Not sure how long into the future I'm thinking here.
E) Other- Again, the beauty of games is that there is always something new. The only constraints is the tech, which is progressing at an exceptional pace. Soon enough, we might hit that singularity point and virtual gaming will be the new frontier.

And for the haters, I'm not talking about e-sports beating out any of our traditional sports(football, baseball, etc.), that is ridiculous. Some TV air time and mainstream "credit" is what I'm getting at.







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willymeaux
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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


G4 won't exist.....





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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


G4 is already dead





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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


No single game will push it over the edge. How unorganized e-sports seem to be is the biggest set back they face.





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C) FPS/Military simulator- Watching huge clan battles could be really entertaining. There are some clans in Arma that take that shite seriously. From the TV perspective, it could be very exciting to watch clans duke it out 100v100 or w/e.



It's crazy fun to be involved in these things, it's a shame I (comparatively) suck too much to play in the leagues. Maybe now that I will be getting that Anti/Sid level of playing in...






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What genre will push E-sports over the edge?
I'm not talking about e-sports beating out any of our traditional sports


When Roger Goodell turns the NFL into powderpuff football, the next E-Sport will be the NFL, when real football will only exist will on a gaming console.

It won't beat it out. It will replace it.



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CornDogCologne
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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


I can't think of anything that would make the term e-sports palatable to the general public.

It's a hobby, not an athletic event.






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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


League of Legends is already doing more than just about every game before it.





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Jumbeauxlaya
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It's a hobby, not an athletic event.



If Nascar can be a "sport", so can playing video games.






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IT77
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How unorganized e-sports seem to be is the biggest set back they face.


This...






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I can't think of anything that would make the term e-sports palatable to the general public.



South Korea says hi.

Starcraft is pretty much a national sport there. The top gamers are rock stars.


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CornDogCologne
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Asians and their relationship with video games are a lot more extreme than the west, by most accounts.

I suppose if Nascar drivers and bowlers can be considered "athletes", then anyone can, but I tend to think of it as a misnomer.




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As far as America is concerned, CPL was the closest thing to pushing e-sports over the edge. They started getting some minor coverage on ESPN, but they made one wrong move and everything went to shite.

Had they stayed the course, I personally believe E-Sports would be just as big in America as it is in Asia.






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Even though Starcraft is popular in South Korea it's still frowned upon, almost every top player went through a phase where their parents tried everything to get them to quit. It's popular but not accepted I guess.





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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


COD has the casual following to really make a difference when it comes to competitive gaming but they just can't seem to figure it out the right formula to make it exciting to watch for the spectator.

Not only that, COD seriously has the most selfish, unprofessional, etc pro scene I've ever seen. The self proclaimed "pro's" act like spoiled children.






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The self proclaimed "pro's" act like spoiled children


Seems to be a recurring theme in a lot of sports






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Bravescd14
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Even though Starcraft is popular in South Korea it's still frowned upon, almost every top player went through a phase where their parents tried everything to get them to quit. It's popular but not accepted I guess.


What does it matter which field of entertainment society decides to spend its disposable income? I understand the notion of not really contributing or working on any redeeming qualities through this "career", but that argument can be made for a lot of people/careers in our modern society.



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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


first step would be to retire the term "e-sports"





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sbr2
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first step would be to retire the term "e-sports"


I think e-peen would be a better term.






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Bravescd14
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re: What genre will push E-sports over the edge?


Meh, who gives a shit





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