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What is the best eSports game?

Aeon of Storms
0 (0%)
Counter-Strike
3 (13%)
Descent 3
0 (0%)
Dota 2
0 (0%)
Dota Allstars
1 (4.3%)
Hearthstone
0 (0%)
Heroes of Newerth
0 (0%)
League of Legends
2 (8.7%)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
2 (8.7%)
Quake III Arena
0 (0%)
StarCraft 2
5 (21.7%)
StarCraft / Brood War
3 (13%)
Super Smash Bros.
1 (4.3%)
Unreal Tournament
4 (17.4%)
Warcraft 3
2 (8.7%)

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What is the best competitive eSports game?
Which game do you think is the best competitive eSports game? I'm leaning towards StarCraft.

 
Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
freespace 2
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
freespace 2

I wish FS had a large eSports community.

 

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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
dont know cause I like playing CS bit also like watching SC2
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
freespace 2

I wish FS had a large eSports community.

it does, you might've missed the trick to getting in though (the trick is: playing freespace 2)
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
World of Tanks?

 
 

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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
it does, you might've missed the trick to getting in though (the trick is: playing freespace 2)
FS2 doesn't have an eSport community, just a (crappy) multiplayer mode. We're talking professional competitions you can win actual money in, like you get with StarCraft and the like.

 

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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
it does, you might've missed the trick to getting in though (the trick is: playing freespace 2)
FS2 doesn't have an eSport community, just a (crappy) multiplayer mode. We're talking professional competitions you can win actual money in, like you get with StarCraft and the like.

I'm sure we could put together an eSports multiplayer mod and maybe start up a pro community of our own?

 

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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
I'm afraid this community is too small for that, not to mention we would probably run into legal issues at some point if we did start to hand out monetary prizes (we're not the original devs, nor do we have an official permission from them). Besides, I'm afraid FS multiplayer is too finicky for that, I've tried setting it up, and couldn't manage to get it to connect.

 
Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
FSO netcode is very nineties and shoddy from what I've heard, which means death in a game where combat takes place entirely with relatively slow-moving projectiles.
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
Define 'best.'

Biggest userbase?  Established ladder system?  Player experience?  Complexity?  etc etc etc

In terms of size and dedication of the userbase in actual competition, I doubt there's anything that can even touch StarCraft.
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
Starcraft wins (I'm not really a fan but whatever, nothing is even close to SC, only thing that ever got close was CS, LoL is trying hard these days but frankly isn't ubiquitous enough).

As for FreeSpace - I've played a lot of multiplayer games and there was never a game where skill set you apart from your peers so dramatically (next closest that I played is probably Tribes).
If you were even fractionally better than your opponent you were virtually untouchable. If it could've been an esport, and hadn't been so niche it would've been king, especially considering how tactical multiple opponents vs could get.

SquadWars was an excellent example of early 'esports' before it evolved into what it is now.
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
Define 'best.'

Biggest userbase?  Established ladder system?  Player experience?  Complexity?  etc etc etc

In terms of size and dedication of the userbase in actual competition, I doubt there's anything that can even touch StarCraft.

Nowadays I wouldn't be so sure, League of Legends has a really huge userbase, and is (hour count) the most played video game in the world.
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
Speaking of Esports, me and my team have made it to the finals of the Bronze League for World of Tanks. It will be live steamed with a 10 minute delay later today. The award isn't cash, but we are moving up to silver league next season. (Gold league is where you get cash payouts) I'am on the team "I Love Lamp".
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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
I'm missing GTL, Rfactor, Trackmania, iRacing and the like in here. They might not be as well publicized, but there's quite a bit of competition in there, esp. in the case of iRacing (where you can earn money).

it does, you might've missed the trick to getting in though (the trick is: playing freespace 2)
FS2 doesn't have an eSport community, just a (crappy) multiplayer mode. We're talking professional competitions you can win actual money in, like you get with StarCraft and the like.

I think the point is that Nakura, unlike most (every other?) member of HLP, apperently has not played FS2 yet (whilst I am sure he will actually love it, as FS2 has some interesting political undertones).
« Last Edit: March 03, 2014, 07:22:44 am by -Joshua- »

 

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Re: What is the best competitive eSports game?
I'd have to say right now for me it's WoT as well, been sinking a lot of hours on it and this little bugger is one hell of a competition parade.
I even got two work mates to join me and do some fun runs on low tiers every now and then. Good times.
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