LET'S GET READY TO MICROOOOO - Nerd Nite SF - eSports

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Omid Farivar talks about his main passion -- eSports. Video coming soon. The blank slide after the slide that says "2004" is a video of "EVO moment 37" -- one of the (or arguably THE) most important moments in eSports history! YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=evo+moment+37&page=&utm_source=opensearch

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1. LETS GET READY TO MMMIIICCCROOOOOO why I love eSports and you should tootweeting? @bromid #esports 2. QUALIFICATIONS 3. help me. 4. eSports 5. e sports /,sprts/ a term for organized video game competitions, especially between professionals.source: wikipedia 6. 2004 7. YES . 8. street fighter 3: 3rd strike semifinals evo 2004 umehara daigo and justin wong chun li is top tier (very safe) justin basically has to use chuns SA2 to chip out daigo daigo must parry (perfect block) every hit SA2 has one frame startup (~10 ms) daigo parries! HUP HUP HUP post parry jump & parry in AIR into a kill combo! moment immortalized. 9. FUCKING. AWESOME. 10. Not eSportseSport sPlayers: pro athletes want to be rich and famous for their incredible talentsPlayers: competitive gamers want to be rich and famous for their incredible talentsFans: follow both team(s) and specific players geographically or by picking identifiable personalities to root forFans: follow both team(s) and specific players geographically or by picking identifiable personalities to root forBig Idea: athletes are better than you at a sport you may play leisurely and you pay to watch them perform at the highest levelBig Idea: gamers are better than you at a game you enjoy leisurely and you pay* to watch them perform at the highest level 11. pay* 12. demand is there but business model is scattered many viewers live on twitch.tv (and can watch for free) lots of games, with each acting as its own sport 13. BUT OMID, ARE ESPORTS REALLY SPORTS? 14. MAYBE . well, dearest nerds, 15. athletic shape aside, pro gamers dedication hard work & practice ethic are comparable to that of IRL sports athletes adapted from teamliquid 16. ANYWAYS 17. SEMANTICS, SHEMANTICS (THAT WORD LOOKS REALLY WEIRD) WEIRD) WEIRD) 18. ESPORTS = ESPORTS ESPORTS ESPORTS 19. BUT SERIOUSLY, FRIENDS 20. HOLD THE PHONE. ITS STARCRAFT 2. AT A BAR. 21. But for sports-bar owners, "Starcraft" viewers represent a key new source of revenue from a demographicselfdescribed geeksthey hadn't attracted before. "It was unbelievable," said Jim Biddle, a manager of Bistro 153 in Beaverton, Ore., which hosted its first Barcraft in July. The 50 gamers in attendance "doubled what I'd normally take in on a normal Sunday night." source: wall street journal, 2011 22. DOTA 2(THE BEST GAME EVER) 23. $1.6 MILLION 24. source: ongamers.com 25. Twitch's [2013 retrospective report] says they reach more viewers per week than the viewership of Breaking Bad, Tosh.O, and the NFL Pre-season combined. OnGamers.com 26. 130,000 - 200,000 viewers source: twitch.tv 27. Solheim Cup: 521,000 viewers Solheim Cup: 521,000 viewers Global X Games: 497,000 viewers Global X Games: 497,000 viewers Twitch (combined): 300,000 viewers U.S. Open Series: 290,000 viewers U.S. Open Series: 290,000 viewers NCAA womens basketball: 289,000 NCAA womens basketball: 289,000 viewers viewers WNBA regular season: 231,000 viewers WNBA regular season: 231,000 viewers MLS regular reason: 220,000 viewers MLS regular reason: 220,000 viewers Twitch (D2 + SC2 + LoL): ~175,000 viewers source: networks, sports business daily 28. US-based Major League Gaming has grown over 600% in audience over the last three years. During 2012, in total 15 million unique viewers from 170 countries watched video footage from the Pro Circuit events an average of 142 minutes each.source: newzoo 2013 trend report 29. dota 2league of legends halo 4 dota 2 starcraft 2 FIF A madden starcraft 2 call of duty{ { { {source: esportsearnings.com 30. prize money (players) + viewership (owners) + production value (fans) + professionalism (potential fans) = mainstream following! 31. omidf omidf bromid bromid Roshan Kemp network with me im lonely