Yes, I would pay $100 + to watch someone play WOW
Yes, I would pay $25 -$100 to watch someone play WOW
Yes, I would pay up $25 to watch someone play WOW
I would pay to watch an E-Sport just not WOW
I would watch if someone bought me a ticket
Would never watch someone play an E-Sport
As someone who, rarely but still, watches Starcraft II streams, I'd much rather watch paint dry than a WoW stream.
i find it hilarious how so many chose what I chose...'Would never watch anyone play an e-sport'....yet ppl like swifty and sodappoppin or whatever are making such a huge amount of money because of many of you losers watching their vids.... I personally do not waste my time watching losers play wow, i only know of them through guild mates. Shame on whoever gives them views....
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Have tried to watch. Failed. Sees it as a waste of life.
I have a friend who does gaming tournaments on a professional level (sponsors, paid trips, etc), but I honestly don't like anything gaming related enough to pay to watch someone play. I don't even watch real sports, though I used to.
Let me also add that I'm almost 30 and have never been to a concert.
Your poll is incomplete.
I choose "I might watch e-sports, but I'll never pay for it. Ever."
I would never watch WoW though, it's about as boring a game as it can get for a watcher.
Need an extra option: Would watch, but would never pay.
Originally Posted by Me
OT: The OP should've specified on if the money amounts were monthly, annually, or a one time charge... but...
Either way, my answer is hell no. I much prefer to play the games myself.
Edit: I suppose I do sometimes watch someone play, but tends to be on the friends/family level, and they're not "e-athletes" that demand payment for being watched doing something I can do myself (which I find more enjoyable, silly me, I know!).
I'm glad I'm not suckered in by such intangible "goods." :P
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I feel like an option is missing...I'm somewhere between "I would watch if someone bought me a ticket" & "Indifferent"
I'm not crazy into eSports, but I might sometimes watch, but I would not pay for it, and i wouldn't let anyone else buy me a ticket...it's not worth paying for
I'm willing to pay and watch certain sports that absolutely marvel me. Watching someone change directions all while running at 20+ miles an hour and then jumping at for a 40 inch vertical is one of them. Unfortunately, though I do agree that there is some talent involved, it is hard for me to view WoW arena and attributing equivalent talent to it. It really comes down to interest, appreciation, and preference.
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Question for everyone, though: how many of you watch sports/esports with sound off?
I'm at the point where I would rather watch people play some of the games coming out than actually spend $60 on the piece of garbage.
I personally wouldn't pay to watch e-sports. I'll watch fighting game tournaments and I'll also watch youtube vids where I think there will be funny commentary but I would not be willing to pay for either.
I already pay to actually play WoW myself, I have no desire to watch somebody else play the game.
I'm interested to watch proper e-sports content for wow with proper shout casting and such, but not if I'd be required to pay for it.
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I wouldn't pay someone to watch, although I have been on twitch a few times, and that was to watch live raiding of the Garrosh fight.
Isn't it ironic how education is important, yet people forget all about it when they visit the internet?
Shitty polls are just that, shitty...
If you open a poll with bias right from the start, then simply don't bother making one..
If you make a poll for the purpose of needing others approval of your own views, then get out and get some kind of RL accomplishment done..
It's a huge step from "I don't want to pay for someone playing WoW", to "I would never watch someone playing an eSport".
One has nothing to do with the other......
And Nope, I would not pay for someone playing WoW.
I'd rather give my money to some organization that fights disease and obesity, instead of spending it on something that promotes it.
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