I was reading a press release for one of those top worlds guilds. I won’t go into all the details, but it occurred to me. Are we, the average players trying to just have fun and maybe challenge our abilities, the players that Blizzard really wants playing their games?
If they really are pushing for competitive eSports being broadcast on a network of some type, are they focusing the overall game and it’s sub-activities towards a more competitive venue? Are we becoming the kids playing Baseball, Football, or Soccer, watching our favorite games play out on the screen wondering how they are able to do those things?
These people not only play at a more highly skilled level than we do, but they also have the equipment, time, researchers, programmers, strategists, and financial backing that we certainly don’t. I have to wonder is it even fair for them to compete in a worlds first race, since it is the equivalent of say the New York Yankees showing up at a 10-12 year old baseball championship.
Blizzard obviously knows which teams and players are part of the professional circuits. Should they have an separate venue if you will for them to go head to head?
Just some late night thoughts running through my head.