View Poll Results: Would you pay to see WOW/ESport?

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  • Yes, I would pay $100 + to watch someone play WOW

    4 0.77%
  • Yes, I would pay $25 -$100 to watch someone play WOW

    2 0.39%
  • Yes, I would pay up $25 to watch someone play WOW

    15 2.90%
  • I would pay to watch an E-Sport just not WOW

    77 14.89%
  • I would watch if someone bought me a ticket

    75 14.51%
  • Indifferent

    71 13.73%
  • Would never watch someone play an E-Sport

    273 52.80%
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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by SL1200 View Post
    Unless you count the cost of directv to see Bulls games.
    wtf do u think " paying to watch sports mean??.....

  2. #122
    As someone who, rarely but still, watches Starcraft II streams, I'd much rather watch paint dry than a WoW stream.

  3. #123
    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....

  4. #124
    Quote Originally Posted by Poppen View Post
    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....
    I remember reading an article awhile back about companies promoting, paying, and providing views for streamers of their games in order to boost the games credit as an esport and to keep the name recognized. It's hard to find through all the other articles about poorly behaved streamers though. I'd be willing to bet that the numbers in this poll are more accurate to the interest of gamers in watching someone else game.
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  5. #125
    Have tried to watch. Failed. Sees it as a waste of life.

  6. #126
    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.

  7. #127
    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.

  8. #128
    Need an extra option: Would watch, but would never pay.
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    WoW would be a great game if it weren't an MMO.

  9. #129
    Quote Originally Posted by Daetur View Post
    It's really no different than watching sports, I feel. You're watching someone play a game that you could play yourself, but at a much higher level than you can, do, or could achieve.
    That's an assumption at best to say that they play at a much higher level.

    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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  10. #130
    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

  11. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by BatteredRose View Post
    That's an assumption at best to say that they play at a much higher level.
    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
    So it's safe to assume you don't pay for ANY sports channels on your TV broadcasting package? I can play basketball....can I play like Lebron? hell no...but it's fun to watch sports. It's the same as watching streams: You watch for the competition. Sure - you may be just as good as some of the players but it's about the competition and the entertainment involved in that and it allows you to learn by watching. Obviously with the rise of Twitch.tv there isn't much need to pay for streams but entertainment is entertainment. I'd rather pay $20 for a 2 day entertainment stream rather than paying $20 for a move ticket, popcorn, and a drink which lasts for 2-2.5 hrs.

  12. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire5714 View Post
    The best part about sports is to actually, you know, PLAY the sport ... oh wait. Kind of the same thing.
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    No, I would not. Mostly because it would seem nobody actually plays like I do, and I keep yelling shit like, "NO! Turn around, you forgot something! What are you doing, don't do that!" Lol
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  13. #133
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    I like watching the arena stuff at Blizzcon, I get really into it after I've been drinking all day.

  14. #134
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHellfire View Post
    Watching someone play games is like watching someone watch TV.
    Though I am not particularly a fan of "eSports", I disagree. They actually show the game on the big screen, as well as players playing them. Its essentially like watching from the nosebleeds. You find yourself watching the monitor and therefore, you've substituted commentary for the atmosphere.

    Question for everyone, though: how many of you watch sports/esports with sound off?

  15. #135
    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.

  16. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHellfire View Post
    Watching someone play games is like watching someone watch TV.
    ...There is actually a TV programme based on that very concept.

    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.

  17. #137
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    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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  18. #138
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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.
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  19. #139
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SL1200 View Post
    Pay money to watch other people play video games? You got to be kidding. I guess there really is a sucker born every minute.
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