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How old is esports?
Brazil me9N 
Richard Lewis once told me eSports was founded in 2011 when riot games released League of legends, but I don't know if that's true or if he was "taking the piss" on me
2020-12-03 20:47
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Georgia Megobari
Depends on what you describe as a eSports
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electronic sports
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Georgia Megobari
Nah, I meant other things. But Esporst probably started earlier
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Ok I know whats esport and electronic sports but now what is Esporst
2020-12-03 22:51
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nvm grammar nazi
2020-12-06 04:10
5 months
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btw its Esports, not eSports.....
2020-12-03 20:48
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Oh I am sorry - Esports as in ELECTRIC sporting!
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yes, still Esports
2020-12-03 20:51
i coom on your face
2020-12-03 20:53
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But league didn't exist in the 90s, I guess you could say Dota is before league but that had 1 million player while league has over 750 million player
2020-12-03 20:54
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You can put it this way, sports doesn't mean = professional leagues, it can just mean the physical activity of playing basketball, or baseball. esports can be the same, just playing the game in a competitive nature of any kind. and that has existed for a long time now.
2020-12-03 20:57
No it's e-SpOrTs
2020-12-03 22:53
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i bet you say E-Mail don't ya? Get that stick up ur arse and write it right.
2020-12-06 04:08
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You have autism?
2020-12-06 12:23
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Stop projecting your disability onto others
2020-12-06 14:21
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its e-SP0rtzZz
2020-12-06 14:23
Usually not being able to spot baits is a sign of severe autism, or just <80IQ
2020-12-06 17:20
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lol u think what u wrote is bait? hahaha okay i feel bad for you now.
2020-12-06 17:23
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Ok u really need to get that autism checked
2020-12-06 17:33
Esports traces its origins back to 1972, when a Space Invaders Championship yielded 10,000 participants. Fast forward to 1998, and the legendary Starcraft 2 tournament on PC boasted more than 50 million online viewers, 17 million of those coming from Twitch. As the 2000s rolled around, Esports gained serious momentum.
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nice info!
2020-12-03 20:53
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half the paragraph is dead wrong. #18 and #21
2020-12-03 21:15
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oh really
2020-12-04 01:34
Damn and here I was ready to celebrate 49 years of esports
2020-12-06 14:50
" Fast forward to 1998, and the legendary Starcraft 2 tournament on PC boasted more than 50 million online viewers, 17 million of those coming from Twitch. " Who the fuck writes blatantly wrong shit like this and choses to publish it? starcraft 2 and twitch in 98? kk, nice google skills by devin pickell
2020-12-03 20:58
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yeah lol thats the fakest shit i've ever seen. also, 50 million in '98? would have never happened. we can't get those numbers now on twitch, why would we get them then
2020-12-03 21:03
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rn? Esports execs would jizz their pants if we got 1/5 tht of that rn.
2020-12-05 15:51
The bit about Starcraft 2 is entirely wrong lol, Starcraft 2 came out in 2011, Starcraft 1 came out in 1998, and JustinTV wasn't even created until 2006 meaning twitch also didn't exist then
2020-12-03 21:00
Kazakhstan bjornzz
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Lithuania ElephantX
2020-12-03 22:51
that has to be a typo or paste mistake or something
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no hahahah i just typed How old is esports? in google
2020-12-04 21:56
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I meant by the editor, no way anyone actually believes that twitch existed in 1998 unless they have kids posting on their website.
2020-12-05 15:42
Haha as if twitch existed in '98, only NASA had fast enough internet back then to stream, and even if we pretend it did, Starcraft was never popular enough to reach 50 million viewers, more like 5000 viewers. And Starcraft 2 wasn't around until somewhere like 2010. 0/8 retard
2020-12-03 22:57
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> Starcraft was never popular enough to reach 50 million viewers Zoomer detected Everything we have now we own to our korean overlords
2020-12-06 14:34
Holy shit, its actually in that link LUL Zoomers writing about "history" i guess
2020-12-06 14:33
league came out in 09 tho
2020-12-03 20:49
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oh sorry he said first LEAGUE OF LEGENDS championship world
2020-12-03 20:51
In 1953
2020-12-03 20:49
Like the 90's with Quake, saying esports didn't exist until 2011 is like saying basketball didn't exist until 1946 when it was created in the late 1800s. RL has good points to make but not all of them are good, just biased moronic opinions
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That isnt his opinion thought.
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Finland BMurr
The term is pretty loose but I think that Netflix documentary mini-series about games and gaming packs up the early beginning of e-sports pretty well. There already was audiences, stages, win prizes and medals in the late 80's for the fighting game competitors already.
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90s? I didnt watch that doc, but the first popular fighting game was SF2 from 92.
2020-12-06 14:35
If Richard Lewis says something then its wrong
2020-12-03 20:59
i would think like 2000s with quake and cs
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United States tylertempo
yeah this is true esports imo
2020-12-03 23:01
we had tourneys of space invader, pac man and other games way before that the 90's.. the answer goes to what you perceive as esports - some define it as any form of organized competition involving videogames - and this, makes the old arcade tourneys as valid esports; others, define it as multiplayer based, so this brings us late 80's i'm researching now, i'll come back if i find something interesting
2020-12-03 21:02
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Now that you talked about it I remember this trash movie
2020-12-06 14:46
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jesus dude, hahaha... just now i've noticed that young Karate Kid is in this movie
2020-12-07 03:27
Russia SW@G_2
wasn't there some tetris championship way back when nes was new? Depends on what you count as esports
2020-12-03 21:14
Late 90s with Quake is probably the first iteration of "esports" as we are semi-familiar with it. Fatality being one of the first esports 'stars' if not the first. However they were doing Doom tournaments back in the day. No sponsorship or anything though. League of Legends is probably the first franchised thing. So from that perspective I guess it's correct. Also people have been going for high scores on arcade cabinents since forever and the 90s also had fighting game tournaments. It's kind of a matter of what you consider esports. If getting a high score on a local arcade cabinent is esports then you can take it back to the 80s.
2020-12-03 21:20
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oh ok I thought league of legends was the only true esport guess I was wrong
2020-12-03 22:12
That is just sleaky, you know full well that richard Lewis never said that, he said the opposite, yet you create a fake narrative to harm his image.
2020-12-03 22:15
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Thatäs why I said but I don't know if that's true or if he was "taking the piss" on me
2020-12-03 22:23
That did not happen or he made a joke cuz he was in esports waaaaay before that.
2020-12-03 22:18
Switzerland NotJuan
18 so legal
2020-12-03 22:29
esport in cs started around 20 years ago, right around the time the retail version of CS was released. may be there is a video about the history of clanbase (mostly EU) and cpl (mostly NA) somewhere that explains the origins in detail. not sure if there was another cs league before that. certainly for other games like starcraft, quake, etc.
2020-12-03 22:46
Switzerland hoooooray
2020-12-03 22:47
No, esports is much older. Before Faceit and even before ESL there was a league called Clanbase, I had and account there registered 1999. We played our first Counter-Strike Clanwars there. Of course this wasn’t nearly as big as now. And there was Quake and other games around. (Try translator from your browser)
2020-12-03 22:52
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2020-12-03 22:55
late 90's with quake I'd say, there were the odd tournaments for other games before that but with Quake is when it started to have a ciruit with a variety of tournaments through the year and somewhat meaningful prizepools, even if no salaries.
2020-12-03 22:53
For me, it became an e-sport when it became something professional and regulated by any organ. If wikipedia is correct then it would be 2000 when KESPA was founded.
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yeah that sounds about right
2020-12-03 22:58
Denmark nrth_LUL
I think what he meant by that was not that riot invented esports but esports as we know it today was molded heavily with what riot did and no doubt brought esports more mainstream even if the game and company are unbearable.
2020-12-04 01:36
The first pro guy i personally know was fatal1ty (quake pro). Then i also started to hear about cs 1.6 pros like spawn f0rest get_right neo etc. used to be a place to share cs 1.6 frag movies
2020-12-04 04:30
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sk gaming is a lol team
2020-12-04 22:13
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Are you new to cs? Sk was one of the most dominate Brazilian teams in csgo, in 1.6 they had a Swedish roster
2020-12-05 15:54
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SK gaming play in the LEC, csgo wasn't a esport until first major in 2013 - 2 years after Riot invented esports and a couple months after SK was apart in the founding of LEC
2020-12-05 19:07
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there were majors in cs 1.6 actually
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Estonia qoznyyy
good old times, wish i could still access my videos there
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France naveJ
Smash bros , 1.6 , Quake , Starcraft , Dota are LoL dads
2020-12-06 04:01
FPS started with quake and CS so around 1999. I'm sure there was gaming tournaments for, street fighter, mario kart etc earlier than that but not on the level of quake and CS. RIP GotFrag?
2020-12-06 04:04
in the 90s probably but around 2010 for the modern era
2020-12-06 14:25
Lebanon Dogman69
Wasn't Halo very popular between like 10-15 years ago?
2020-12-06 14:28
When Jks was born
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2020-12-06 14:35
So many disinformation and fake news here. If this isnt "esports", what is it?
2020-12-06 14:37
somewhere in the 60s in a university the game was "pong"
2020-12-06 14:49
clanbase and unreal tournament was my game 2003 so i suppose he is kinda lost in his info.
2020-12-06 17:36
about 2
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