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Genese Davis : Shining a Beacon on PvP

Posted Apr 18, 2013 by Suzie Ford

PvP is gaining momentum in "mainstream" society as more and more gamers take part. In a new column at MMORPG, we take a look at possible ways to get some broadcast channel coverage of our favorite eSports. Check it out before heading to the comments to share your ideas.

There’s nothing quite like sitting smack dab in the middle of a live event. During BlizzCon in 2010 and 2011, I sat in the midst of thousands of roaring fans watching the Starcraft and Warcraft tournaments. I remember feeling as though the convention center itself might shake from our clapping and cheering. The crowds were relentless! People kept shouting, moving in and out of their seats, popping in and out of my periphery. I could see the projection screens and flashing cameras, and heard the tangle of high and low voices. The fans were cumbersome. Between the gasping, the sudden boos and cheers, and the ardent clapping, it felt equally as epic as the SuperBowl or any UFC match. But when comparing mainstream televised sports with e-sports, I couldn’t help but be bothered by how many people are still unfamiliar with these incredible events—the events of pro-gaming.

Read more Genese Davis: Shining a Beacon on PvP.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
 
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