100% agree, I said as much. If someone's willing to sponsor and pay a someone to be a professional anything, all the power to them.Professional gaming is no wierder than Professional anything else, if people will spectate then advertisers will advertise and money will get made.
See above, I don't think so because I've played games on bad rigs that are at the minimum spec and the game is different. Imagine being at the arena and despite having your graphics set at the lowest setting any particle effects drops your frame rate down to less 10. Or the draw distance is so low that you can't see other players yet they can see you. It's effectively like having different rules for different players at that point.Another bad comparison. If your giving Messi the most basic equipment and a location to play he can still play...So you'd have to do the same with the Gamer, give him a comp with the min spec to run his game of choice.
Also, when I give Messi horrible shoes, he's at a slight disadvantage (if that), but both teams are using the same ball and are playing on the same pitch. This is not the case where one player is using a crap computer that struggles to redraw at a decent rate and someone else is using a better computer. The player with the better computer has a huge, maybe even astronomical advantage.
But as I said, my reasons are completely arbitrary.