Chess and e-Sport

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Wadih Khoury
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Chess and e-Sport

Post by Wadih Khoury » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:03 am

Article today on chess.com about the signing of Hikaru in an e-sport team.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/nakamur ... ss-esports

This could be the start of a string of signing, including Magnus.

I think it will benefit chess in the long term as it will increase its pull and the number of people trying it (and hopefully sticking to chess).
My only concern is that it may result in promoting streaming-friendly profiles rather than the more introvert ones, and that it will continue the flip towards shorter time controls.

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MJMcCready
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Re: Chess and e-Sport

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:01 am

It might benefit chess but let's be honest: there is only one thing this is about, you know, that thing that makes the world go round, that thing Chomsky claims has diminished courtesy of 'a colossal market failure' left by Covid-19 (19 is a reference to the average age of a US soldier in the Vietnam war). 19 is pronounced na-na-na-na-na-na-na nineteen btw. So it's Covid -na-na-na-na-na-na-na 19, 19, na-na-na-na-na-na 19.

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Re: Chess and e-Sport

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:21 am

Apologies for that last post, I've been over-doing it with cheesy 80's pop music a bit of late.

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Re: Chess and e-Sport

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:47 am

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