LET'S GET READY TO MICROOOOO - Nerd Nite SF - eSports

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Published on March 4, 2014

Author: OmidFarivar

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Omid Farivar talks about his main passion -- eSports. Video coming soon.

The blank slide after the slide that says "2004" is a video of "EVO moment 37" -- one of the (or arguably THE) most important moments in eSports history! YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=evo+moment+37&page=&utm_source=opensearch

LET’S GET READY TO MMMIIICCCROOOOOO why I love eSports and you should too tweeting? @bromid #esports

QUALIFICATIONS

help me.

eSports

e· sports / Ē,spôrts/ a term for organized video game competitions, especially between professionals. source: wikipedia

2004

YES .

street fighter 3: 3rd strike semifinals evo 2004 umehara daigo and justin wong chun li is top tier (very “safe”) justin basically has to use chun’s SA2 to chip out daigo daigo must parry (perfect block) every hit SA2 has one frame startup (~10 ms) daigo parries! HUP HUP HUP post parry — jump & parry in AIR into a kill combo! …moment immortalized.

FUCKING. AWESOME.

Not eSports eSport s Players: pro athletes want to be rich and famous for their incredible talents Players: competitive gamers want to be rich and famous for their incredible talents Fans: follow both team(s) and specific players geographically or by picking identifiable personalities to root for Fans: follow both team(s) and specific players geographically or by picking identifiable personalities to root for Big Idea: athletes are better than you at a sport you may play leisurely and you pay to watch them perform at the highest level Big Idea: gamers are better than you at a game you enjoy leisurely and you pay* to watch them perform at the highest level

pay*

demand is there but business model is scattered many viewers live on twitch.tv (and can watch for free) lots of games, with each acting as its own “sport”

BUT OMID, ARE ESPORTS REALLY… SPORTS?

MAYBE . well, dearest nerds,

athletic shape aside, pro gamers’ dedication hard work & practice ethic are comparable to that of IRL sports athletes adapted from teamliquid

ANYWAYS

SEMANTICS, SHEMANTICS (THAT WORD LOOKS REALLY WEIRD) WEIRD) WEIRD)

ESPORTS = ESPORTS ESPORTS ESPORTS

BUT SERIOUSLY, FRIENDS

HOLD THE PHONE. IT’S STARCRAFT 2. AT A BAR.

“But for sports-bar owners, "Starcraft" viewers represent a key new source of revenue from a demographic—selfdescribed geeks—they hadn't attracted before. "It was unbelievable," said Jim Biddle, a manager of Bistro 153 in Beaverton, Ore., which hosted its first Barcraft in July. The 50 gamers in attendance "doubled what I'd normally take in on a normal Sunday night." source: wall street journal, 2011

DOTA 2 (THE BEST GAME EVER)

$1.6 MILLION

source: ongamers.com

“Twitch's [2013 retrospective report] says they reach more viewers per week than the viewership of Breaking Bad, Tosh.O, and the NFL Pre-season combined.” —OnGamers.com

130,000 - 200,000 viewers source: twitch.tv

Solheim Cup: 521,000 viewers Solheim Cup: 521,000 viewers Global X Games: 497,000 viewers Global X Games: 497,000 viewers Twitch (combined): 300,000 viewers U.S. Open Series: 290,000 viewers U.S. Open Series: 290,000 viewers NCAA women’s basketball: 289,000 NCAA women’s basketball: 289,000 viewers viewers WNBA regular season: 231,000 viewers WNBA regular season: 231,000 viewers MLS regular reason: 220,000 viewers MLS regular reason: 220,000 viewers Twitch (D2 + SC2 + LoL): ~175,000 viewers source: networks, sports business daily

US-based Major League Gaming has grown over 600% in audience over the last three years. During 2012, in total 15 million unique viewers from 170 countries watched video footage from the Pro Circuit events an average of 142 minutes each. source: newzoo 2013 trend report

dota 2 league of legends halo 4 dota 2 starcraft 2 FIF A madden starcraft 2 call of duty { { { { source: esportsearnings.com

prize money (players) + viewership (owners) + production value (fans) + professionalism (potential fans) = mainstream following!

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