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juzzk1d    953

http://www.afc.com.au/news/2017-05-17/crows-strike-esports-agreement

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-to-enter-12-billion-esports-industry-wants-etihad-stadium-tournament-20170501-gvwixm.html

Adelaide Crows have officially announced they have entered the eSports scene by purchasing an eSports organization called 'Team Legacy'

For those of you who don't know, eSports, is all about playing high-stake video games spurred on by thousands of cheering fans and the prospect of millions in sponsorship, prizemoney and endorsements.

"eSports events sell out," Darren Birch, the AFL's growth, digital and audiences general manager told Fairfax Media. "They are amazing live events.

I was/am a professional international eSports player, and been playing for a Team who was recently approached by 5 clubs (including Adelaide and MFC) for them to buy us out. Thought I'd raise this topic as a bit of a discussion on where the clubs / leagues are looking to expand to.

Unfortunately, what the AFL doesn't realize is that gaming in Australia is a drop in the ocean compared to Asia and Europe. Should be interesting to see what happens and if the AFL actually back the scene.

Could be an exciting time ahead, however I really don't see this taking off.

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Rafiki    646

I don't follow league of legends at all, is it dominated by the Koreans? Pretty sure I used to play a game with you by the way juzz

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juzzk1d    953
2 minutes ago, Rafiki said:

I don't follow league of legends at all, is it dominated by the Koreans? Pretty sure I used to play a game with you by the way juzz

Yeah? Was it CoD or CS or DoD? I was in Team Immunity. Yeah, very heavily dominated by them. We do well, but it's massive overseas.

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Rafiki    646
Just now, juzzk1d said:

Yeah? Was it CoD or CS or DoD? I was in Team Immunity. Yeah, very heavily dominated by them. We do well, but it's massive overseas.

Earlier than that, did you play a game called America's Army at some stage?

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praha    4,004
19 minutes ago, juzzk1d said:

http://www.afc.com.au/news/2017-05-17/crows-strike-esports-agreement

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-to-enter-12-billion-esports-industry-wants-etihad-stadium-tournament-20170501-gvwixm.html

Adelaide Crows have officially announced they have entered the eSports scene by purchasing an eSports organization called 'Team Legacy'

For those of you who don't know, eSports, is all about playing high-stake video games spurred on by thousands of cheering fans and the prospect of millions in sponsorship, prizemoney and endorsements.

"eSports events sell out," Darren Birch, the AFL's growth, digital and audiences general manager told Fairfax Media. "They are amazing live events.

I was/am a professional international eSports player, and been playing for a Team who was recently approached by 5 clubs (including Adelaide and MFC) for them to buy us out. Thought I'd raise this topic as a bit of a discussion on where the clubs / leagues are looking to expand to.

Unfortunately, what the AFL doesn't realize is that gaming in Australia is a drop in the ocean compared to Asia and Europe. Should be interesting to see what happens and if the AFL actually back the scene.

Could be an exciting time ahead, however I really don't see this taking off.

IMO the AFL should get together with other consortiums (not necessarily sports leagues) to purchase an Overwatch League license, and base it in Sydney or Melbourne. That's ultimately going to be the future of eSports, city-based teams in domestic and world leagues. It stands to be very lucrative for the AFL if it does it the right way. Buying a LoL team today, in Australia no less, is like racing F1 with a year 12 high school billy kart entry.

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juzzk1d    953
16 minutes ago, praha said:

IMO the AFL should get together with other consortiums (not necessarily sports leagues) to purchase an Overwatch League license, and base it in Sydney or Melbourne. That's ultimately going to be the future of eSports, city-based teams in domestic and world leagues. It stands to be very lucrative for the AFL if it does it the right way. Buying a LoL team today, in Australia no less, is like racing F1 with a year 12 high school billy kart entry.

Agreed. I went competitive in Overwatch also, was invited to attend World Cup and represent Australia but didn't have the time to take off work or dedicate myself to it. Huge game and the way to go currently. 

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Lucifer's Hero    8,820
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Hey guys!  For an 'esports' luddite, I'm getting lost in the jargon!

For example what does 'Team Legacy' do and what is an Overwatch League License or an LoL team and what is CoD or CS or DoD ?

For my education- are the 'esports' video games of sports that we know, or war games or something else entirely?

Last question, what benefit is 'Team Legacy' going to be for Adelaide and why should other clubs get involved, other than the AFL saying it is a good idea.

Thanks

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juzzk1d    953
Just now, Lucifer's Hero said:

Hey guys!  For an 'esports' luddite, I'm getting lost in the jargon!

For example what does 'Team Legacy' do and what is an Overwatch League License and what is CoD or CS or DoD ?

Team Leagacy is a multi-eSports organization, where they host players who represent the team under various game titles. Overwatch is a first person shooting game, CoD = Call of Duty, war shooting game, CS is counter strike another first person shooting game and DoD was an old school shooter game also.

 

2 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

For my education- are the 'eports' video games of sports that we know, or war games or something else entirely?

Thanks

eSports video games are a mixture of titles. Some are war / shooting games where you play 5v5 against another team. There are other games called LoL (league of legends) where it's 6v6 and it's called a 'MOBA' game where you select a 'hero' and gain experience and points and eventually you have to enter the other teams base and kill their 'throne / well'

 

3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Last question, what benefit is 'Team Legacy' going to be for Adelaide and why should other clubs get involved, other than the AFL saying it is a good idea.

Thanks

Honestly, they won't be any benefit at all. Adelaide and other clubs were low-balling offers to get into the eSports market and tests the waters. Legacy players might end up donning their Guernseys and playing under the brand, but eventually Adelaide will soon realize there isn't enough coming from them to benefit having them as a side.

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binman    6,071
4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Hey guys!  For an 'esports' luddite, I'm getting lost in the jargon!

For example what does 'Team Legacy' do and what is an Overwatch League License or an LoL team and what is CoD or CS or DoD ?

For my education- are the 'esports' video games of sports that we know, or war games or something else entirely?

Last question, what benefit is 'Team Legacy' going to be for Adelaide and why should other clubs get involved, other than the AFL saying it is a good idea.

Thanks

They all play Donkey Kong. Except the ones who play Galaga. 

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juzzk1d    953
28 minutes ago, Rafiki said:

Earlier than that, did you play a game called America's Army at some stage?

Nah unfortunately not :(

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Lucifer's Hero    8,820
12 minutes ago, juzzk1d said:

Team Leagacy is a multi-eSports organization, where they host players who represent the team under various game titles. Overwatch is a first person shooting game, CoD = Call of Duty, war shooting game, CS is counter strike another first person shooting game and DoD was an old school shooter game also.

 

eSports video games are a mixture of titles. Some are war / shooting games where you play 5v5 against another team. There are other games called LoL (league of legends) where it's 6v6 and it's called a 'MOBA' game where you select a 'hero' and gain experience and points and eventually you have to enter the other teams base and kill their 'throne / well'

 

Honestly, they won't be any benefit at all. Adelaide and other clubs were low-balling offers to get into the eSports market and tests the waters. Legacy players might end up donning their Guernseys and playing under the brand, but eventually Adelaide will soon realize there isn't enough coming from them to benefit having them as a side.

 

12 minutes ago, binman said:

They all play Donkey Kong. Except the ones who play Galaga. 

Thanks guys.  Good to know there is a weird and wonderful other world out there.

Not sure that watching people play video games is my thing...might just stick to watching live football. 

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Lucifer's Hero    8,820
1 hour ago, juzzk1d said:

http://www.afc.com.au/news/2017-05-17/crows-strike-esports-agreement

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-to-enter-12-billion-esports-industry-wants-etihad-stadium-tournament-20170501-gvwixm.html

Adelaide Crows have officially announced they have entered the eSports scene by purchasing an eSports organization called 'Team Legacy'

For those of you who don't know, eSports, is all about playing high-stake video games spurred on by thousands of cheering fans and the prospect of millions in sponsorship, prizemoney and endorsements.

"eSports events sell out," Darren Birch, the AFL's growth, digital and audiences general manager told Fairfax Media. "They are amazing live events.

I was/am a professional international eSports player, and been playing for a Team who was recently approached by 5 clubs (including Adelaide and MFC) for them to buy us out. Thought I'd raise this topic as a bit of a discussion on where the clubs / leagues are looking to expand to.

Unfortunately, what the AFL doesn't realize is that gaming in Australia is a drop in the ocean compared to Asia and Europe. Should be interesting to see what happens and if the AFL actually back the scene.

Could be an exciting time ahead, however I really don't see this taking off.

Reading the AFL article it sounds like they want to 'host' esports events at Etihad, with big screens and lots of bells and whistles.  Do you think people will go to a stadium to watch them eg if the event is a world championship? Or will they stay home and watch on the big screen TV's?

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juzzk1d    953
3 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Reading the AFL article it sounds like they want to 'host' esports events at Etihad, with big screens and lots of bells and whistles.  Do you think people will go to a stadium to watch them eg if the event is a world championship? Or will they stay home and watch on the big screen TV's?

You can be the judge of that ;)

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Rafiki    646

For people wondering just how big E-sports are getting, there is a yearly tournament for a game called Dota 2 and its prize pool last year was 20 million USD.

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I'd like to officially nominate for the Tetris team. 

Will snacks be provided?

 

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Nasher    19,718

Wow, I missed the boat. I devoted my teenage years to playing FPS games online, played in a few tournaments and had a bit of success. There was no career path in it then though, although it was starting to get some momentum. Too old and busy and out of touch with it all for that kind of jazz now.

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A F    7,330

This is bizarre. I was okay at SNES. 

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brendan    1,081

Didn't realize how big this was, I used to get together with friends for a LAN Session playing call of duty, was so much fun and 6am in the blink of an eye, almost impossible these days to pick up the Xbox controller with 3 kids under 5, I do miss it though I have bought afl evolution and haven't opened it yet lol 

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Skuit    2,927

Big? eSports is set to become a medal-event at the 2020 Asian games. One day all sport will be virtual. Saves on overheads and insurance costs while providing a similar emotional experience. Hopefully I'll be dead by then.

http://compete.kotaku.com/esports-will-become-a-medal-event-at-the-2022-asian-gam-1794431163

 

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FireInTheBelly    1,122
32 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Big? eSports is set to become a medal-event at the 2020 Asian games. One day all sport will be virtual. Saves on overheads and insurance costs while providing a similar emotional experience. Hopefully I'll be dead by then.

http://compete.kotaku.com/esports-will-become-a-medal-event-at-the-2022-asian-gam-1794431163

I'm not so sure about that. I suffered a terribly bruised thumb on the Atari back in the day. And don't get me started on the beer and pizza bills!!

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Chook    6,499
5 hours ago, Nasher said:

Wow, I missed the boat. I devoted my teenage years to playing FPS games online, played in a few tournaments and had a bit of success. There was no career path in it then though, although it was starting to get some momentum. Too old and busy and out of touch with it all for that kind of jazz now.

What a grizzled old war hero you are. Teach me your ways, master sensei, before your light goes out of the World.

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praha    4,004

so who plays Overwatch and who do you main and why is Symmetra the cause of every loss, ever?

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Choke    3,085
16 hours ago, juzzk1d said:

Agreed. I went competitive in Overwatch also, was invited to attend World Cup and represent Australia but didn't have the time to take off work or dedicate myself to it. Huge game and the way to go currently. 

Well done mate!

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Choke    3,085
3 hours ago, praha said:

so who plays Overwatch and who do you main and why is Symmetra the cause of every loss, ever?

Not I.

My twitch reflex isn't what it used to be. Or at least that's what I tell myself since I now avoid FPS games. The last one I played with any sort of competence was Unreal Tournament 2004, so that was quite a while ago.

I bought a Switch for the new Zelda which is now one of my all time favourite games. I play Mario Kart with the kids as well, they love it. I used to play the SNES and N64 versions when I was a kid, it's a great feeling sharing the game with them.

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beelzebub    15,295

Think ill stick to reality. A lot healthier.

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