Esports nowadays is mostly about translating the ongoing action into words. It's so extremely boring and dull. Commentators add literally 0 value to the experience 99% of the time.
I've stopped following esports when it turned into this sensationalist mess.
Games have always been competitive. Even single player games have you competing against the typical fail state, be that running out of time or lives, or reaching a bad ending.
I feel E-Sports is just what they call competitive games when they need to make money off of it. Anything "E-Sports" touches inevitably dies because the focus is not on the market that wants to play, rather the market that will spend the most money. There's plenty of competitive scenes that aren't part of big ring e-sports though, like speedrunning, or the entire Lethal League scene. In the end there's plenty of good stuff to see, and not all e-sports are bad either. Some are just trying to latch onto the title for publicity. It's just turned into a big red flag personally.
These fucking videos by fraze are so good. They make you want to play quake with how well he gets his thoughts out. Makes you realize how the game works on a 1v1 level so well.
There are whole playlists for these videos and they are very high quality https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8KtyLpLcmNagbW9TSgy-1DZ1QPGtQ9-
Great stuff, suhi! I like how he even rages a bit, when something doesn't go his way, litterally thinking aloud.
cool video. i find it interesting that the one of the best ways to for terran to combat zerg is through a bio build with almost all marines and medics. That's very intruiging from a meta standpoint, thinking of the origins (starship troopers). Humans can hold their own with the worst of bio-plagues!
i was real big into TFC back in the day. anyone got the rent vs shark on openfire ?