Esports!



  • I have absolutely no clue whatsoever where to start following eSports. Especially because I'm not super into fighting games and such.

    That said, I get a kick from watching professional GT Sport. Not frequently but I check in time to time.

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    A) Because its educational and can help you drive better
    B) Its a lot like a real sport
    C) A lot of these dudes are pro drivers IRL so its kinda interesting how much crossover there is with this game and pro motorsport
    D) The broadcast is really good to. They recently had Lewis Hamilton race at an event so there is that crossover again



  • @dipset I watched the nations cup in New York last year, it's so awesome that it feels like a serious sport (and it's absolutely is). The drivers wearing actual driving gloves is my favorite detail. I definitely plan to watch more of GT in the future. I wish I had more time to actually play it though.



  • Evo 2020 Lineup is out!

    So hyped to see SamSho again. Also, MvC2 comeback is a big surprise!

    Granblue Fantasy Versus is also there, which reminds me that it'll be releasing this March. Hoping it's good, I'm interested in trying it out.



  • Very surprised MK11 isn't there. I'm a bit bummed I don't get to see Sonic Fox dominate in it.



  • I love weird set ups like this so much.


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    While not exactly esports, I recommend anybody who wants to get into the fighting game community watch the Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross, a now defunct series where Gootecks and Mike "Mike Ross" Ross attempt to make their way to the top of the Street Fighter leader boards, occasionally staring some of the best players in the world of fighting games.

    Also, I'm just going to post this because it may be one of the greatest things ever.

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  • @bam541 That is so insane. I have never played whatever game that is (CS?) but am so impressed with the creativity on a map I assume they have all played countless times.



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    Fun fact
    Gootecks is a pretty awesome guy to talk to outside of fighting games, speaking from having met him numerous times at CEO.

    Kbrad is also pretty awesome, even if he did almost convince me to take a bucket of Chicken into Mike's room at CEO 2011 (maybe it was 12?) While dressed as Col.Sanders (there's a costume shop around the IDrive/Sand Lake area where CEO used to be held)



  • @e_zed_eh_intern Yes it's CS Global Offensive. The map they're playing on (Vertigo) is relatively new in the competitive scene and is kinda controversial, and a lot of the teams have already started to really think outside the box with this map. No team is really good at it yet, so discovering strategies like this could be enough to win matches. Most of the strategies aren't as crazy as this, of course.



  • @dmcmaster said in Esports!:

    even if he did almost convince me to take a bucket of Chicken into Mike's room at CEO 2011 (maybe it was 12?) While dressed as Col.Sanders (there's a costume shop around the IDrive/Sand Lake area where CEO used to be held)

    That just makes him more awesome in my eyes, lol. That sounds ridiculous.



  • @bam541
    Honestly I'm still not sure how we went from talking about Megaman X, that canceled MMX FPS, to "Damn Mike is still asleep ", to "hey I'll give you $200 to burst into Mike's room with some chicken "



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  • @bam541 I don't know if I've ever even killed that many bots in a row. That 4th kill, had they taken damage already before or are head shots always 1-hit?



  • @e_zed_eh_intern Some weapons can get through helmets (like the AK47 ChrisJ is using) and thus able to one-shot kill them. If the enemy doesn't have helmets, then every gun can do it.



  • Also, I forgot to share this earlier. Keep an eye on these events for the MvC2 EVO qualifiers.

    I'm considering buying a PS2 right now so I can try out MvC2 (among other reasons), just to hype me up for those events. I know Dreamcast's the preferred version but importing it will be a hassle.



  • A video by theScore esports on iDom's Capcom Cup 2019 win.

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    theScore esports' content is amazing, introduced me to so many awesome stories from the esports world.



  • @bam541 I'll definitely be checking some of these EVO qualifiers for MVC2. I used to follow MvC3 and SF4, but I didn't like watching the successors to either of those games. Glad to see some more competitive love for some of that good old stuff. Hopefully this means more formal support or grassroots opportunities for older games that outshine their latest iterations.



  • Surprised MvC2 isn't at CEO, especially since anything Marvel related has pretty big attendance, even the "dead" Infinite has a good run there.



  • Blast's CS:GO matches coming up in a few hours. I probably can't watch it live, which is a bummer.



  • Well my predictions were both wrong... Complexity is dope tho, GG.