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No. 12211
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Does Ernst follow any professionally played videogames? To what extend?
From time to time i like watching Quake Live and CS:GO but i don't think i'm interested enough to actually visit any events like many other people do.

Some news:
McDonalds ended it's sponsorship with the German Football Association and instead focuses on eSport now.

https://www.talkesport.com/business/mcdonalds-germany-ends-15-year-old-football-sponsorship-contract-for-esports/

The Danish Prime Minister just opened a Counter-Strike event in Denmark with a short speech.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gwe_xsNHis
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No. 12236
Not really, but it does happen that i pick up on dota, starcraft and quake cpm.

Ive recently started playing a lot of warsow aswell, that is a pretty based game and good support for linux but it is kind of dead.
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No. 12237
Not really professional E-Sport but I have very autistic special interest in Counter-Strike bunnyhopping. People are really making a competition out of this.
There are two YouTube channels which are the main to-go places for watching the latest World Records

SourceJump: https://www.youtube.com/user/SourceJump

FasteHops: https://www.youtube.com/user/fastehops

These are probably the most impressive runs currently out there -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L0OjgBkrnw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh4IgoEUfrM
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No. 12263
>>12237
I like bhop and kz servers in CS:S (and to some degree in CS:GO, even when the engine makes it nearly impossible) but watching those videos makes it really hard for me to believe that they're all legit.
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No. 12266
>>12263
They are legit. Keep in mind that these videos are obviously done with autobhop, that doesn't take the skill away but rather makes it more competitive since the skills no longer lays in hitting perfect jumps, which is more luck than skill based, but rather you have to do good strafing, find the best routes, handle high speed, etc.

There have been players on these YouTube channels who have cheated, but they got their videos removed. the ones I linked are legit for sure.

These people have spent an insane amount of time in to Bunnyhopping, up to 10k hours.
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No. 12271
>>12211
Yes I used to play CSGO on a MGE-level pretty much (For you guys not involved, that's 5/10) and followed NiP for that season. It was really cool and a little bit like watching the football world cup. Watching eSports is really cool when you are into that game.

Maybe I should watch Rocket League, since that's A E S T H E T I C.

How is Overwatch on a competitive level? Is it interesting? I play it but can't really see how it could compete with CSGO. Is the competitive scene big?
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No. 12273
>>12271
>How is Overwatch on a competitive level? Is it interesting?

Never followed it but what i've heard is that Blizzard is banning and fining professional players for making jokes or trash talk.

Besides, i think the average viewer age is around 12 and players aren't that much older, i wouldn't want to get into that.
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No. 12323
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I used to follow Dota 2 quite a bit from 2012 to 2016 or so
I also got a bit into it this year again for The International, but it's just not the same when the teams change so much and your favorite players from back in the days drift into irrelevance or worse

My favorite team was the 2014 Cloud 9 roster and it's preceding iterations under different names, they were hilariously inconsistent and often lost to some really bad teams, but sometimes also destroyed some of the best teams

Here's a really good vid on how they managed to win a semi-big tournament despite playing with a stand-in and losing all games on the first day, probably one of the best storylines in Dota 2 & it's rather well edited to add some dramatological effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrP4oey2_ys
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No. 12327
>>12323
How often do players in Dota teams switch? What i like about Counter-Strike is that there are a lot of players who startet out with 1.6 and are active for over 10 or 15 years now and still play in big tournaments.
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No. 12338
>>12327
Kinda the same with Quake, among the top players in quake Champions are Rapha and Cooler, who were already top players for quake 3 arena (which was almost 20 years ago)
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No. 12355
>>12327
There are still some old school players around, but they often transition to playing support role or casting/coaching with time

Most successful teams usually consist of a mix of older players who have experience and 1-2 younger newcomers who are individually really good

In any case few players stay really dominant for a long time
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No. 12362
>>12355
There's also the problem where a lot of the old theory isn't as useful as it was, so the older players that couldn't adapt got crushed by new blood who could. Talking about the map and rune changes here which completely alter the flow of play.
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No. 12395
>>12237
Warsow has servers solely dedicated to bhop and strafe jumping. Things that are hard as fuck on cs is pretty easy in warsow ut it has it challenges.

Quake is actually a fun game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hme7nTIFnKc

Quite dead though, but on the other hand it's the only quake game where ive had issues with at all on linux despite quake being GPL:d.
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No. 12432
I play alot CS:GO and ofcourse I enjoy watching it.

Today is another thrilling game. big vs mouz, a bo3.
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No. 12433
>>12432
I got a 5€ free bet from betway which i put on BIG.
After they won against NaVi i'm optimistic.