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By phoenix
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I've been coaching our high school teams (we compete in Rocket League, Smite, and League of Legends each week). Esports is rapidly becoming a billion dollar industry worldwide, and I'm glad that LU is getting into it.
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By Purple Haize
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phoenix wrote:


I've been coaching our high school teams (we compete in Rocket League, Smite, and League of Legends each week). Esports is rapidly becoming a billion dollar industry worldwide, and I'm glad that LU is getting into it.
This has been an absolute fascination with me. I completely missed this one. Never thought this could be a “Thing”. Who wants to watch someone else play a video game? I remember fights over who got to play Sonic and Double Dribble next. Couldn’t imagine you could make a billion dollar business and make a living having people watch you play video games. Regardless of my personal thoughts on it a tip of the hat to those getting it done

On a side note I totally nailed the rise of MMA 20 odd years ago. So I at least got something right!
By phoenix
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I've been shocked at the spectators that some of these events pull in. Overwatch League streams rival some pro football and baseball games, and League of Legends draws a global audience for almost every match. I think as graphics improve it becomes more like watching actual people on the screen, so it's similar to watching any sporting event on TV. And the top players are making serious money at this - one Fortnight player is making hundreds of thousands of dollars a week (https://dotesports.com/culture/news/nin ... h-fortnite).

(As I type this, I'm watching the New Mexico High School Smite championships on Twitch. 40 people are watching a high school esports event on a Saturday afternoon.)
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By Cider Jim
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Quiz Bowl is often called "the varsity sport of the mind," and I've often wondered if it could be a Club Sport. Study
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote:Quiz Bowl is often called "the varsity sport of the mind," and I've often wondered if it could be a Club Sport. Study
Bless your heart :D :lol:
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By CCWMichael
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Class of 20Something wrote:People like watching other people cook. Why not watch other people play games? Competition will always be part of our culture.
I just won't tell anyone what my neighbor likes watching ........
By ATrain
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CCWMichael wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:People like watching other people cook. Why not watch other people play games? Competition will always be part of our culture.
I just won't tell anyone what my neighbor likes watching ........
And we thank you for that!
By olldflame
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CCWMichael wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:People like watching other people cook. Why not watch other people play games? Competition will always be part of our culture.
I just won't tell anyone what my neighbor likes watching ........
So, how is it you know what "your neighbor" is watching? :dontgetit
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By CCWMichael
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oldflame wrote:
CCWMichael wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:People like watching other people cook. Why not watch other people play games? Competition will always be part of our culture.
I just won't tell anyone what my neighbor likes watching ........
So, how is it you know what "your neighbor" is watching? :dontgetit
I can neither confirm nor deny and knowledge of any methods of acquisition of information :D :shock: 8)
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By CCWMichael
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ATrain wrote:
CCWMichael wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:People like watching other people cook. Why not watch other people play games? Competition will always be part of our culture.
I just won't tell anyone what my neighbor likes watching ........
And we thank you for that!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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By RubberMallet
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Class of 20Something wrote:People like watching other people cook. Why not watch other people play games? Competition will always be part of our culture.
we watch other people play SPORTS. this is the exact same thing. we love watching people who are really good at things do those things.
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By RubberMallet
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there was a time, while i attended LU that I was in the top 100 players list on some ranking website for Counter Strike. I played that often and got pretty good. If only I had known the future in store....
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By adam42381
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phoenix wrote:Mallett, I'm not even going to tell you how much Counter Strike:GO players can make nowadays ....
Yeah, it’s pretty insane what teams are paying per month.
By sonofpaint
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I am late to this discuss since I just discovered ASOR, but I am the Jacen Garriss in that article! If anyone has questions or wants to learn more, I love talking about the program.
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By Class of 20Something
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sonofpaint wrote: September 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm I am late to this discuss since I just discovered ASOR, but I am the Jacen Garriss in that article! If anyone has questions or wants to learn more, I love talking about the program.
Welcome!
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By thepostman
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sonofpaint wrote: September 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm I am late to this discuss since I just discovered ASOR, but I am the Jacen Garriss in that article! If anyone has questions or wants to learn more, I love talking about the program.
I'm glad to have you here!
By Yacht Rock
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phoenix wrote:


I've been coaching our high school teams (we compete in Rocket League, Smite, and League of Legends each week). Esports is rapidly becoming a billion dollar industry worldwide, and I'm glad that LU is getting into it.
Interesting. I've been asked to consider creating and coaching a team at my school. I'm considering it but am pretty busy right now with robotics, quiz bowl, and cybersecurity competitions.
By phoenix
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My school district partnered with PlayVS (http://playvs.com). They don't offer as wide a variety of games as HSEL, but they work with state athletic associations. I even get a coach's stipend from my district. The support is great, too.
By OviIn2018
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sonofpaint wrote: September 12th, 2019, 2:26 pm I am late to this discuss since I just discovered ASOR, but I am the Jacen Garriss in that article! If anyone has questions or wants to learn more, I love talking about the program.
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