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Old 01-01-2016, 01:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Activision Blizzard Apparently Buys Major League Gaming

Activision Blizzard Reportedly Purchases Major League Gaming for $46 Million | Shoryuken

This is weird, it feels sort of like the NFL buying ESPN or something. I don't particularly follow esports, but it sounds as though MLG is dead. Wonder if TG is trying to swoop in and fill that void.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is weird, it feels sort of like the NFL buying ESPN or something. I don't particularly follow esports, but it sounds as though MLG is dead. Wonder if TG is trying to swoop in and fill that void.
This is bad news for Valve and Riot, seems like.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Apparently Buys Major League Gaming

MLG can go die in a fire anyway. I've never seen quality content on there yet - even the FGC is pisspoor on there.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Apparently Buys Major League Gaming

The main issue is that the purchase eliminates a lot of games from potential "MLG" status. MLG has become a company with very select interests in mind. Smart business decision, but not good for the pro gaming community.
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All the years I've known about MLG I've always got the impression that it's a negative thing that only try hard kids think is cool. Just saying.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Apparently Buys Major League Gaming

This isn't really gonna have any impact on anything, in all reality. People are still gonna play all the same games competitively and have the same level of publicity or whatever as always, and even if MLG was the only tournament outlet for some of the games in the lineup that are likely to get cut (it almost definitely wasn't), new tournaments can be set up, if the tournaments had an audience and a playerbase within the context of MLG, it'll have it outside of MLG.
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Outside of MLG with no financial backing.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Apparently Buys Major League Gaming

Great news. Blizzard has been amazing with the community. Riot would throw lawyer tantrums in the beginning if they weren't the only game at an esports event, they are just terrible people (plus lol pay to win). I hate LOL. Starcraft FTW!
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Great news. Blizzard has been amazing with the community. Riot would throw lawyer tantrums in the beginning if they weren't the only game at an esports event, they are just terrible people (plus lol pay to win). I hate LOL. Starcraft FTW!
League of Legends isn't pay to win. You can do just as well at the beginning of your career as someone who's Diamond and vice versa. Plus -- the mention of SC is a little odd considering SC isn't a MOBA but you know.
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Didn't the MOBA genre start with a SC mod? I dunno if that's what he's talking about though.
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Being a classic gamer almost exclusively, this really has almost no impact on me whatsoever. I don't think that even classic Speed Runners are part of MLG>
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Nobody said SC was a MOBA... Unless I'm blind.
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Didn't the MOBA genre start with a SC mod? I dunno if that's what he's talking about though.
It started with a custom game mode in Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos called Defense of the Ancients or, more popularly, DoTA. It quickly became popular and spawned off many other similar game modes in WC3 until League came along and then, the sequel to DoTA. Now we have a whole subculture of games called MoBA's.

I just don't get the mention of SC in the same breath as LoL. Sure, they're both played competitively, and both are very popular in Korea, but they're just two entirely different genres of games.
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Both SC2 and LoL rely heavily on the e-sports community, that's why the comparison was made.
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So does Rocket League, can I make the comparison to that?
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Yep, as long as you're talking about e-sports.
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He literally mentioned the 2 biggest esports games, and their respective developers. 1 of witch happens to be the subject of the topic. Genres have nothing to do with anything.
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Both SC2 and LoL rely heavily on the e-sports community, that's why the comparison was made.
This. LOL killed SC2 basically. If you remember, SC2 dominated esports until RIOT games came along. They treated everyone like crap but for some reason everyone gravitated towards it (maybe because LOL is easier for big breasted "gamer girls" to stream on twitch and make 10X cam girl money).

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That seems like a safe bet. Casual is usually more popular right?

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That seems like a safe bet. Casual is usually more popular right?
Not easier to play, just easier to stream for big breasted e-girls.

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That seems like a safe bet. Casual is usually more popular right?
If that were true, everyone would be playing Heroes of the Storm.

What are we even talking about anymore. Has eSports suddenly died, and we're trying to identify the culprit?

Star Craft 2 seems alive and well to me. I see highlighted clips for it every week.
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If that were true, everyone would be playing Heroes of the Storm.

What are we even talking about anymore. Has eSports suddenly died, and we're trying to identify the culprit?

Star Craft 2 seems alive and well to me. I see highlighted clips for it every week.
Yeah. And I guess I'm just being butthurt about it. No offense to the people that like mobas or lol. Just my 2 cents on the thing. The way RIOT treated the community in the beginning really grinded my gears.
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I did say "usually" right? There's always exceptions. That being said though I think HOS isn't as popular as it could be because LOL and DOTA2 already exist and fill that casual popular MOBA niche. It's an uphill battle for them. It'd be like a casual military FPS trying to topple COD after all these years of being on top.

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