How esports changed the game: From media laughingstock to media craze

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theScore esports : Hey guys, just a small correction to clear things up. At 7:32 it is the co-owners of the Sacramento Kings that have invested in esports (specifically NRG eSports). Thanks for all your love and support!

MKJ : This narator is killing it. Riot should hire him for the "worlds intro films of players"


Exotic Chaotic : "watching people play games is like going to a restaurant and having someone eat you food" - I could say that watching sports is like going to a gym and letting someone lift your weights then right? what kind of stupid statement was that.

Matty : A load of Football Clubs like Roma and PSG have FIFA Competitive players

Jin Luo : wait 2:36 did you just say starcraft as the ak sound from cs:go played

gaurav gurung : "First they ignore you, Then they ridicule you, Then they fight you, Then you win." - Mahatma Ghandi

F4ngel : "Video games are so easy you jut sit there and click"... Well the prize pool is $1,000,000. Go take your easy million tough guy.

LoPezzDispenser : It's funny to see the only people who think this stuff is stupid are jaded old people who think their opinions are absolute and everyone else's are wrong.

bob sam : Classic old people being wrong again, happens quite alot these days honestly.

Joseph Engelhardt : I cry happy tears every time I see a video like this. What a wonderful world.

Randy Cabbage : "boogereaters" Coming from a guy whos entire life is revolved around watching grown men chase bouncy balls around.

Stephen Curtis : chess is considered a sport. and yet video games arent

Dyllan Torrey : 0:20 Yeah, its also like going to a football stadium and watching other people play.... oh wait.

Lstr : "Watching other people play video games." sounds like "Watching other people play basketball/baseball/etc." The media must be stupid......

Taylor Nguyen : Man i love you jimmy but stfu. When you said 'i failed my parents with gaming" and literally judging the entire esport community thats done deal. You absolutely have no idea what youre talking about anym

Hamee Ham : They make fun of it until they see how much money it racks in

Van 'El : Dota, LoL, CSGO, Overwatch, Startcraft. Whatever we play, we should all unite to show these old people what we are!

amazingman63 : Notice how they are all 40 or 50 years and older? Go read some more tabloid magazines and cry about change some more while your networks fail year after year.

Duckervert : Failed parenting? Yes because everyone who plays video games are failures.

Denn : don't much care for esports or real sports but it's funny the stigma behind it. Some of these competitions pay out more money than sports, and the video game industry now makes more money than Hollywood.

Fake : I'm young, 20. I like video games and watching fun highlights. But it does feel there's a giant society gap being made. Those that have technology being a big part of their life and others like me that feel this weird sense of disconnection being made for going deep into tech. Like there are millions of people that live simple lives and in rural areas were technology isn't a big part of life. I enjoy classic sports more because it's about being the best that you can be and pushing your body to the limits. Not being restricted to the rules and boundaries of a video game that can change frequently with limited outcomes.

Steeyo : As today's teens become adults and the ones who laughed at professional gaming get old and die, professional gaming will become as, if not more, serious than professional sports. We might even see a combination of the two once technology advances even further. The difference between our reality and the virtual one will one day be indistinguishable.

Proximuhtyz HD : If watching people play videogames is stupid for these people and hard to understand then i dont want to see them watching football , baseball , etc since these are games esentially as well


NS2K : I see my favorite basketball player in this video (Gordon Hayward) Then I see my favorite band (imagine dragons) Video games are lit😂🔥

Pos3id0n : When you showed how many franchises and big names were investing in esports, i actually became worried. Unlike in europe, physical sports in the U.S. is heavily, heavily corporatized, so im worried that the same thing will happen to the sport that gamers love.

Grand Eel : Yet soccer is dominating everywhere but if we want to show FIFA that Esports is competing for the throne as the worlds more popular sport we need to stop the scandals and match fixing and get our stuff together and show the integrity of a true sport for the fans

Marcello Morales : "I don't know why people watch other people play video games" the same way people watch other sports, such as football(or Soccer if you're american). Sometimes you can play it too, like I play football with my friends, but I can't play at the same level as top player that's why I watch them. Playing at top level of any sport is completely different than a casual player, and that works for e-sports too.

Mtn- Dewgang : Call us nerds, call us whatever you want. We're an army!

Wrath HD : The fact is eSports is more entertaining than traditional sports that's why there's more people invested and more entertained by it over the following years

Trionix : I can say the same thing with regular sports then. "Who would pay money to see a bunch of guys throw a ball around?"

lieutenant Joker : To all the people that see games are for kids and shouldnt be taken seriously. Let me remind you that the gaming economy is 3x bigger than the music economy and twice the movie economy.

Ice Lord : League rules.

anonymoweb : first they laughed, then they dismissed, now they bow to the superiority of this new trend. but, with this as well comes the investors that will probably make this a whole lot more commercial. damnit.

Aveka Kristianto : 'Watching other ppl eat food', isnt it already normal in youtube? :/

Stefan Gottfried : please don't show these videos to prove the legitimacy of esports. this "hype" creates a big bubble like in the cgs times. esports will grow naturally without your mum's approval of it.

ZERO : Whether you like it or not, eSports will become bigger than classical sports. Nothing will die. But the balance will flip. Entry barriers are simply too low.

Luis Garlic : lol its for booger eaters? wtf grow up cowherd

Mario Erazo : Props to the commentators who make the game feel so intense!

Eddie Ouille : but we watch people play football and don't question it, why not play it yourself then?

Juan Carlos López Díaz : If it makes money, it will be given attention

Xiiao San : yo gabe when half life 3 out? is been 3 years

Beaver knight : #PrayforGordonHayward

_duzz : Godamn, I got chills watching this!

Jorge Mejia : Televised media? I haven't watched that trash in like 10 years I couldn't care any less about them in the future. Let them keep making fun of my Dota, starcraft, and league while they stare at people chasing after a ball. I'll keep watching theScore esports, and these amazing events. Remember we don't need them to keep being successful at we've been doing for the e-sports community.

Sebastián Cartes : what about evo?

Inbound : Humans are amazing creatures that forget the fact that change isn't the only thing that's related to evolution. I don't frankly care as much about TV hosts making personal comments about their though in eSports because it doesn't affect them and pretty sure their viewers are more or less in their age group (except for big ones like Conan or Ellen). The public is a herd of sheep that quickly change their minds because of what the shepherd (celebs) say. They are, for the most of the part, irrelevant as the real deal happens behind the stage. It's the investors that I am amazed that are rapidly making swift decisions to put a lot of money into buying a spot for the eSports tournaments. There are so many sports stars, especially retired ones, that are teaming up to buy their way into the professional tournaments like LCS. But I also fear that these companies might influence negatively on how the gaming scene has been going for years and try to force their own way. I'm not sure yet as they are starting to emerge but let's hope it brings better pay to these hard working players and better infastructure. I would also like to add a little side comment that Korea has been already doing this ages ago since the 90's when Brood War was a big hit. Companies rushed into that market and started investing into these players for better results. I guess North America is a bit late on that but at least it's better than never.

NOTORlOUSBlG : Colin Cowherd isn't just neglecting e-sports, hell, he neglects and discredits the NBA as well. Doesn't give it the attention it deserves, and still believes that players act like thugs like they did in the early 2000s. Colin Cowherd isn't a credible source, but he does his job of competing against ESPN in a slow adapting media platform with a clear conservative bias and demographic, in other words, he is a talking head that FOX needs for their Fox Sports networks. ESPN has their own issues too yet I haven't seen any of their most notorious analysts in this video.

Aggbala : dude? e-sports is still a laughingstock in media.