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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

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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Rocket League Finals

A few hours after the RLCS finals I was still very excited about the level of the entire event. I wanted to let the people behind the event know how I felt. But I also wanted to spread the word and ideas to the community as a whole.
These two combined made me create this site. To share my views on eSport and gaming.
So welcome to the SaltyGamer.

The event that changed eSport
The last two days the first ever Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) had it’s finals – and I for one want more asap! It may have been close to 8 hours since the final ended but I’m pumped. 

Eight teams were in the arena fighting for the right to call themselves champions of the 3v3 format. To make it a good fight between continents (gamers like that!) there was four teams fron the NA region and four from the EU region. Before you rage because of the lacking Asian teams I can asure you they’re all busy playing SC2 or LoL – so no worries. This whole sport genre is not too much in their taste as it is. Continue reading Rocket League Finals