I'm going to preface this article with a disclaimer. For the record, I play very few FPS's. I've played some of Black Ops 2 single player, some zombie matches and a couple of random CounterStrike matches. I'm writing this article as somewhat of an outsider to the FPS scene. But I felt prompted because I feel that there is a very passive dislike of the genre, giving it a bad reputation. With the release of Battlefield 4 in North America yesterday and the rest of the world soon to follow, it made me ask, 'Why is there such a stigma associated with FPS games?'
We’re sometimes rude, raw and outright disgusting - but our passion has no limit when it comes to this extraordinary interest called gaming. This video shares a glimpse of that immense adoration.
Getting people to support eSports is a much tougher thing than getting competitive gamers to support each other. One of the challenges are raising awareness of competitive clans or players and another actually finding these guys and girls on the internet. SAGamer’s Richard Scott is calling all competitive gamers in an effort to help raise awareness of their clans and social media and get more followers and supporters. If you want to show people where to support your clan or find some teams to follow, check out the details on the click through.
When MGO’s (Multi Gaming Organisations) were all the rage in the good old days, it was pretty much just clans with more than one team claiming the title, but not really living up to what an MGO was supposed to be. Most were fly-by-nighters and others just disappeared. But 2013 is the year of the eSports Organisation and now gamers are doing it right, for real. Veneration eSports is one of the clans or communities taking on the task of creating a real MGO and making good progress.
After ranting a little bit about why eSports coverage in South Africa sucks I’ve gotten a great response from gamers and companies and many questions about how it can be improved. So I thought I’d share some of that before I start my weekend And by start my weekend, I mean slip into a 48 hour coma.
Many gamers, especially older gamers believe that you have to do certain things to either enjoy or be good at eSports and because they can’t do them, don’t compete. It doesn’t have to be that way though; it all depends on what you want as a gamer.