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subduedit  ·  2804 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: [Video] Game Theory: Why ESPN is WRONG about eSports (19:20)

The comparison between ABC and Twitch did feel weird. He's basing accessibility on the fact that he might stumble across and NBA final therefore it's more accessbile? I think the argument comparing World Series Poker Tour and Cup Stacking to eSports is stronger than his accessibility argument. I would have liked to see more reasoning like, if World Series Poker is worthy enough for ESPN, then eSports should be as well.

user-inactivated  ·  2804 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel like we are comparing two very different animals here. Just like there are flaws comparing network television to internet broadcasting, there is a problem comparing poker to eSports. Poker is something their current demographic probably wants to see. eSports? Probably not so much.

TheVenerableCain  ·  2804 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can see that. I'd imagine that most people who are watching eSports are computer/internet literate enough to find Twitch and watch it there, rather than on television.