1. Win some Team Group goodies in OCAU's latest contest!
    Dismiss Notice

Fortnite

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Philll, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. RnR

    RnR Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    13,435
    Location:
    Brisbane
    The first Fortnite World Cup has completed... some new millionaires has been made...

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-29/teen-wins-fortnite-world-cup-takes-home-4.3-million/11355480
     
  2. Matthew kane

    Matthew kane Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2014
    Messages:
    2,385
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Thats fucked
     
  3. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    38,567
    Location:
    Brisbane
  4. Bourke

    Bourke Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2017
    Messages:
    416
    A news bit on ABC.
    A British teen quit school and his mum home school'd him, so he could get in +12hrs of fortnight a day, which his mum agree'd with completely and backed his wishes.
    He made top 40 (or whatever) and earned 100k minimum for qualifiying.
    So instead of a trade, playing "games" is seen as a career.
    The brainwashing is real.
     
  5. Smegenstein

    Smegenstein Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,341
    Location:
    Hobart - TAS
    I see it no different to professional athletes, gotta keep up with the times. His mum only started supporting him after he won a sneaky 10k in an online tournament and it was like "oh hes actually good at this".
     
    Slug69, RnR and Madengineer like this.
  6. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    13,464

    How is what he does worth any less than a person doing a trade? They're both only in it for the money. Not the benefit of society etc. Don't act like earning a trade is some sort of noble profession.
     
  7. Copie

    Copie Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    13,696
    Location:
    Newcastle
    No different to many other esport titles, overwatch, CS GO, DOTA etc, combined with streaming services like twitch means its a viable career for some.
     
    RnR likes this.
  8. CAPT-Irrelevant

    CAPT-Irrelevant Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    6,610
    Location:
    Sydney
    Playing games requires and develops, and not limited to:
    - Quick thinking.
    - Decision making.
    - Reflexes (physical and mental).
    - Ability to focus.
    - Team work (where team games are involved).
    - Sportsmanship.

    Seems about the same as professional athlete.
     
    Slug69 likes this.
  9. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    38,567
    Location:
    Brisbane
    What was the last thing you won $100K for doing well?

    What did you get paid for a whole year's work last year?
     
  10. Tinian

    Tinian Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,480
    Location:
    15.0° N, 145.63° E
    RnR likes this.
  11. Beanz

    Beanz Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,142
    Location:
    Melbourne, Vic
    Just talking about eSports reminds me of this gem.

    I picture them all like this.. :lol:

     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
  12. Bourke

    Bourke Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2017
    Messages:
    416
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikikomori

    Who will build your home, who will grow your food, not a kid strapped to a monitor for 14hrs a day eating noodles and red bull.
    We had DOTA, then WOW, then CS, now this.
    So what about the other 39.996mil ppl who failed.

    Find those top 40 players on Twitch and donate if you need to validate you're opinion.
    We can do better ppl.

    Actually if you think of it as a "child film star", it makes a bit more sense, short term gains.
     
  13. Smegenstein

    Smegenstein Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,341
    Location:
    Hobart - TAS
    There are only so many trade positions available.
    There are only so many jobs available.
    If you have an issue with these guys do you have an issue with professional athletes? That is what these people are, e-sports athletes, and their career life time is similar, once they get a bit older they do not have the reactions and reflexes to compete with the young guns.
    You mention DOTA.....you know the international is at 30 million in the prize pool this year right? How many years you gunna build houses for people to make that kind of cash my man?

    Jealousy is ugly.

    EDIT: And before you jump to conclusions, I have an honours degree and work a full time job, I'm just not so narrow minded.
     
    Madengineer likes this.
  14. RnR

    RnR Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    13,435
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Git gud?
     
    damo13579 likes this.
  15. Daft_Munt

    Daft_Munt Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,086
    Location:
    Hobart, The Federal Group
    Someone, stop the planet, I want to get off. Whats next, Chess athletes...
     
  16. Madengineer

    Madengineer Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    13,464
    Slug69 likes this.
  17. Smegenstein

    Smegenstein Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,341
    Location:
    Hobart - TAS
    Not sure what you want to classify people that participate in e-sports, even some Football clubs around the world are branching out and establishing esports sections. It is a thing whether we like it or not. Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSG_Esports
     
  18. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    38,567
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Yeah, you're right. Everyone who's not a farmer or a builder needs to stop what they're doing right now and get a real job.

    All those actors, artists, game developers, professional athletes, musicians, models, motivational speakers - really about 80% of the planet - they all need a reality check, and should get back to growin' and buildin'. Everything else is just frivolous and stupid, for we are soulless worker ants, and nothing more.
     
    Smegenstein and Madengineer like this.
  19. RnR

    RnR Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    13,435
    Location:
    Brisbane
    These lads are mad builders :D



    Starts off just after 1 hour into the stream.
     
  20. Slug69

    Slug69 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    8,668
    Location:
    Sydney
    I enjoyed watching the last 10 minutes of each round. There is still much to improve around how the play is presented in these tourneys but it is enjoyable. They are all friggin amazing.
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: