Can eSports and the Olympics create the next big sporting spectacle?
The real competition is in developing the games, a bit of which is represented in the 2012 documentary "Indie Game: The Movie"
"I was actually really worried that either Tommy or I would die in the process of making this.”
The point about games being owned by companies is interesting. Another consequence of that is that Epic might update Fortnite tomorrow with some changes to the game mechanics, which players would then need to learn and adapt to. Physical sports occasionally have their rules changed, but the physics involved never changes.
It took me some time to muster some courage to ask as your newsletter is much more polished than mine. I want to propose a collaboration, I don't have specifics in mind, but I think we can figure it out.
I think they should be called what they are "virtual sports." Or maybe "electronic sports" (eSports.) Keep them in their own category and all is well.
Kids now spend hours watching other people play video games on YouTube. So there is an audience. But I don't think they we should consider virtual sports in the same category as physical (or real) sports, because they are not. That's my opinion. 🙂
Check out Selling Sunset season 4 episode 8 min 14. A house Simu Lui was checking out that was owned by a gamer! So a gamer could be as rich as an NBA player, I guess! Lol