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ESPN now covering eSports

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Noticed today on my morning site rounds that ESPN now has an eSports section: http://espn.go.com/esports/

It's nice to see that the competitive gaming scene has gotten large enough to warrant attention.  However, I laughed a bit when ESPN started covering poker, and find this to be just as bad.

So what say you?  Are eSports worthy of being covered by ESPN (or any large sports-based network)?



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"Are eSports worthy of being covered by ESPN"

I follow the EU & NA LCS... so yes they are.



What do you mean "just as bad"?



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ohmylanta1003 said:
What do you mean "just as bad"?

To me it is not a "real" sport and thus shouldn't be covered as such by a major sports network.  Like darts, poker, even rock paper scissors.  I enjoy a little athleticism with my sports, so it makes me biased.

I enjoy the fact that gaming competitions are getting coverage, but still find the notion that there might someday be Sportscenter highlights of a Smash tournament to be silly.





No



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Seems to me like you're biased against finger athleticism. Last time I checked they count as extremities with muscles and coordination as well.



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I love gaming but spending all your free time on a video game should hardly be glamorized. Might as well start covering competitive couch sitting

 

Edit: considered this the past few minutes..  Honestly I'm just jealous people get paid to do something like that lol. 

 

Edit 2: If ESPN were to cover mlg, it would make the most sense to me that it had its own channel rather than being lumped in with baseball football or basketball. 



vivster said:
Seems to me like you're biased against finger athleticism. Last time I checked they count as extremities with muscles and coordination as well.

Biased and jealous! :)