Category Archives: Salty’s View

eSport isn’t

To start off I think I should mention I live in Europe. I’m a huge fan of sports as a whole and have been following different kinds of sport since I could walk. I also follow American sports if nothing else is on – the first Super Bowl I was was in 1990 season. I’ve been involved in competitive gaming since I was a kid at different LANs or just tournaments at the local arcade.
Other sports I follow or has followed include football, motorsports, rugby, tennis, martial arts and golf – just to mention a few.

If we’ve witnessed anything this past week or so it’s the fact that eSport really isn’t. Two of the biggest studios in competitive gaming these days (Riot and Valve) proved this without a doubt.
It seems like studios is content with just competitive gaming and not willing to make it into a true eSport. Continue reading eSport isn’t

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Exile: the ultimate Arma 3 mod

Info: I’ve only played Arma 3’s original content for a very short time. I actually got it just to play the Exile mod. So if some of my excitement about Exile might be the same in the base game by now don’t pay too much attention to my bias towards the mod over the original. Also the information given is based on the servers I’ve played on so some things might not apply to all servers. There’s many servers but not many that has the same setup of Exile and extension mods.
– at the time I’m writing this I have close to 170 hours played in Exile.

If you like survival games where it’s you against the content, then you’ve come to the right place. Excile will give you just that and way more.

Background
It is the year 2039. After the resource depleting conflict in Greece, Europe suffers from a new deflation crisis, leading the crime rate to a new peak in history. Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Council are forced to react. Being a desperate alternative to overcrowded and prohibitive prisons, offenders are now being sent to EXILE.
– taken from the Exile Beginners/Veteran Guide

With this in mind the player is kicked out of a plane in the standard orange prison suit. Only thing you’ve got is a bottle of water… and your parachute to ensure your survival till you hit the ground.
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eSport Potential: Paragon

The eSport Potential is a series of articles where I try to look at games I see a potential in as an eSport. It can be old games as well as new or upcoming games. The thing that tie them together is that I feel they have the potential to be great for players and viewers on the competitive scene.

First impressions
MOBA games have been arround for some time and many have come and gone in the competitive scene. Right now LoL and Dota2 are the dominating games from that genre and they don’t leave much space for other MOBA games.
But that memo didn’t reach the studio Epic Games when they announced their next-generation take on the MOBA genre; Paragon.

At first glance you will be blown away by the graphics of the game. It’s beautiful beyond any other MOBA. But as we all know graphics isn’t everything (I’m looking at you MineCraft!). What is the driving factor that could make this game a potential game in eSports?

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