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Wolves eSports Partnership with Bundled

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  1. Kashmire Hawker

    Kashmire Hawker Senior Member

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    A eSports partnership announced this morning, ahead of the launch of the ePremier League. Sounds like a team of eSports players to be put together, with Social Media channels to be launched.

    Wolves Agree eSports Partnership With Bundled
     
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    We old farts don’t really know what e sports are or what this company does and how it will connect with Wolves. Help.
     
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    I literally have no idea what you’re talking about
     
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    This is seriously forward thinking and is already huge business.

    The current most popular Fornite player Tyler Blevins is apparently ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo as the #1 talked about “athlete” on social media and earns $6m a year.

    Other teams like Man City already have eSports teams. Expect Wolves to enter this area soon.
     
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    The demographic of the millions of players and viewers is young - 10-25 - anything to promote wolves around the world to this potential fanbase is to be welcomed .
    Im way too old to be good at FIFA but there must be tons of young adults in the area who would love to be part of a Wolves franchise and represent the club- The esports Fifa World cup is on sky sports right now.

    PS just tell the kids ..they will fill you in on how huge this could be .
     
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    I work with a brother who is signed up for Wolves on FIFA, he is ranked one of the best players in UK/Europe.
    He lives in Wakefield and gets loads of Wolves gear for free, like PUBG,CSGO it's big money with prize fund of £2m..
    The commercial exposure as well in Europe and Middle East / America's is also massive.
     
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    Watching other people play computer games is very popular these days, there's even a bar in Nottingham devoted to it.

    Apparently the best gamers have millions of followers, and make enough money from it to do it as a full time job. It's a growing market , and it's good to see the club trying to tap into that.

    As to how it will impact the club, I guess it will mean we will have greater exposure amongst the young uns, which will hopefully lead to more fans and the club making more money
     
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    It’s official. I’m ****ing old.
     
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    I'm not sure what this company does or how we are getting involved but it will be great exposure for the club around the world, the esports scene is massive and tournament winners can earn **** loads of cash, I think some tournaments have over a million dollars in prize money for the winners?
     
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    Anyone can become a professional gamer these days. Set up a Twitch channel, collect donations and away you go. When I was a teenager I played a few games to a good standard as part of a team, but apart from a few prizes we won on circuit events there wasn't really any money to be made from it. I still held down a job and played in evenings and on off-season weekends. It's a shame really - it was always going to be the future.
     
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    I'm not a huge gamer myself (play a bit of FIFA now and then) but need to keep up with this kind of stuff for my job.

    eSports is already big business and growing rapidly. I think Richard Scudamore identified it a couple of years ago as one of the biggest 'threats' to Premier League dominance in terms of engaging youngsters with real football.

    As others have said, it represents a great way to engage new fans and offers huge commercial opportunities, particularly in Asia and developing markets.

    For anybody interested in learning more, there are lots of interesting / eye-opening / scary articles here:

    eSports | Sport | The Guardian

    It seems Wolves will focus on FIFA to begin with, which makes a lot of sense. Really interesting to see we're getting into this.
     
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    I watched an documentary about eSports in South Korea a couple of years ago. They had a stadium full of spectators watching people playing video games. It was weird, but if there is money to made from it then let's do it.

    The FIFA eWorld Cup Final is on Sky Sports today and tomorrow. Top prize is $250,000 and I think they are playing at the O2 Arena.
     
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    its massive in China with big professional teams with young people being scouted ala fottball clubs and hot houses. The Chinese are trying to set themselves up as the international rule setters for the professional game. Makes sense for Fosun to use Wolves in this way.
     
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    I find it all a bit weird to be honest. I’d rather just play the games myself, even if I am cack.
     
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    eSports is already massive and getting bigger. Here's a pic from an esports event:
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    I'm not an expert but I know that it's a very very shrewd thing for our club to get involved with.
     
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    esports gets bigger by the year, but unless we're looking at going into CSGO or one of the other main esports (e.g Dota or LoL) then I'm not entirely interested, FIFA esports is incredibly boring to watch
     
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    If Wolves get involved in League of Legends eSports it'll be great exposure for our club. PSG have been doing well in Europe in League of Legends, and their players wear the same uniforms as the football team does.

    I think the way our badge is instantly recognizable could help us out in this aspect of eSports.
     
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    I find it odd that people want to watch other people play games too. That said if anyone wanted to watch me play and give me money for it, I'd let them.
     
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    The NBA has like 6 or 7 teams in the North American LCS (League of Legends). I think Steph Curry just purchased TSM as well.

    Companies like Samsung have teams as well.

    This is a good move for Wolves provided they are smart about it.
     
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    Don't watch eSports or see the point in watching it but play games quite a lot. I'm terrible at League and CSGO but I'm really into Rocket League, play on PC and hit Champion 2 the other week
     
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    How's it any different then watching soccer or hockey or rugby?
     
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    Because it's not a sport, it's a videogame.

    I'm all for Video games, and love them but it isn't the same as Football or any other actual sport.

    Edit: Soccer!?! Where you from :eek:
     
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    But... it is a sport?

    Teams of paid players competing against each other for a championship.

    Seems like a sport to me.

    I'm Canadian.
     
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    I guess it depends on what you would consider a sport. I've heard that debate too many times now though and would be a thread all on its own.
     
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    All depends on watch you watch, CSGO can be incredible to watch at times, Dota and League are hard to follow if you have zero understanding of each game. I wouldnt be surprised if we put a team forward for Rocket League, its up and coming as an esport
     
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    I know it's hardly a physically-demanding thing, but eSports do take a lot of mental fortitude. These players train around 12-15 hours a day, and live in "game houses" with their teammates. They're not athletes, but they're all professionals for a reason.
     
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    There’s a whole debate on whether it constitutes a “sport”, with it being a non-active activity. That is irrelevant here.

    What cant be denied is that it’s a highly skilled competitive activity that is growing to huge levels with big money and spectatorship behind it.

    Some people might find it odd watching other people play poker. Others find it fascinating.

    e-“Sports” are going to feature heavily in our future. It’s great that Wolves recognise this and are forward thinking enough to jump on board fairly early it seems.
     
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    Probably more comparable to say chess or something ? maybe im not too sure

    They're paid like athletes though, one CSGO team (polish roster owned by a Russian billionaire) are on a 20k salary per months, thats without winnings, sponsers etc.
     
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    Because it's something I can feasibly do myself sat on my sofa.
    If I'm not very good at football or hockey or rugby or there are no local clubs there's not a lot I can do.
     
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    What? Maybe you can't, but most can find local clubs or play with friends.

    You can't play video games at the level of the pros. So saying you're not very good at football or hockey applies here too. Technically, you're probably not very good at video games.
     
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    Only game I ever play is World of Tanks. Never heard of esport but if i could combine them would love the wolves badge on the tanks
     
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    I haven't a clue what you are saying. Is this a foreign language? I knew I was getting old, but now I feel ancient, and an idiot to boot.
     
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    Just not very interesting, is it? How different can someone playing FIFA look just because they’re a “pro”? It’s not like you’re watching supreme athletes.
     
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    I guess it would be somewhat equivalent to darts. Hand to eye coordination, rather than physical athleticism. Although I acknowledge some people don't consider darts to be a sport.
     
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    I suppose. You’ve got a physical thing in front of you at darts so it’s a bit more easy to witness the spectacle.

    By the way, I would actually call myself a gamer. I watch E3 and all that, get the new kit when it comes out, play most of the big releases. But I’ve never understood “YouTubers” or streamers or esports.
     
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    How different can a game look?

    How different can a game look between two evenly matched house league teams in hockey?

    Watch a game of Bronze elo League of Legends and then watch a pro game. If you don't see a difference, then you're insane, lol.
     

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