Here's some info about it.
I don't have an ideal link, but I'm guessing it'll be easy to find on YouTube or Google in a few days.
lol twitch is showing propaganda video about how playing video games is no different than what kids always did playing football
some guy just got a clip saying “e-sports. take away the e. it’s sports.”
now ppl saying league is just a different type of “athleticism”
and it’s just as much a “team game” as team sports
now someone is saying watching competitive games is just like watching boxing and MMA
now they have a guy saying what he loves about e-sports is the HUMAN STORYLINES
and the EMOTION
it’s soooooo blatant social manipulation
to me it reads like super blatant begging for social legitimacy
but i think it’s got just enough barely any subtlety for ppl not to see it that way
now it’s saying gaming = family bonding
oh look dancing and music
and glorifying IRL fighting
and injuries, violence
and ppl trying to be cool and memey
lol “are they bad enough dudes to become progamers?”
see instead of saying “progamers are badass dudes” they imply it
now ppl are fooled
it’s an assertion disguised as a question about something else
i pasted this to HS players, wonder if anyone will say anything
now they’re at a gym
presenting this as progaming training
“i want to dive headfirst into this thing and murder your whole facebook network”
now after the gym warmup they are playing CS
or some FPS, might not be CS actually, idk
oh i think they said it’s CoD
most of the shots of them “practicing”
are of the ppl not the screen
and them talking
and now they are practicing trash talk at a bar
walking in with a girl
some people might think the time we spent gaming was wasted. but it’s like Tom said, we didn’t waste anything. – pure unargued assertion
explaining he’s competitive “we wanna kill everybody”
“obviously we’re not gonna throw a fist at other bands, but we wanna destroy everybody”
i find it funny he had to qualify it like "obviously i don't mean what i keep saying"
it's like funnier cuz it WAS obvious. all the violence is metaphorical. we all know they aren't actually gonna go murdre someone. but he still was like scared and had to disown violence in the midst of all the glorifying of it
there’s contradictions there
it breaks the mood pretty badly. like a rockstar promoting "sex, drugs and rock and roll" and then in the middle he's like "but don't actually do drugs or have sex before you're married"
lol now they are saying rather literally that progamers don’t live in basements and their friends are jealous
it’s such propaganda
after more comparisons with sports, here are two live comments from other people on twitch:
Kookoomaloo: starcraft = golflol wtf these ppl are interrupting their APM to chug beer while playing FFA starcraft?
Idely: so starcraft is pianogolf?
"i was impressed, but i still wasn't impressed at the same time"
now they got a literal MMA fighter saying how he played Atari, Nintendo, and arcades
the MMA guy is asked about ever fighting himself a game version of himself, and answers he doesn't because he's superstitious
there was some sexism, insulting wrestling moves for being "pretty". the whole video adheres to social memes about guys should be strong/violent/macho (pretty is for girls). and the basic point is to repeatedly claim gamer guys are high status
now that's material about how gaming impresses someone's mother. they're really trying to go through whatever people care about and say gaming is good at that.