Originally Posted by MJaxon
Hate to break it to ya, but people in Asian countries also like physical sports a lot more than e-sports. The best Korean baseball players are much more popular than any professional gamer in Korea.
My point was pretty simple, and in a way you have admitted it.
America places a far higher emphasis on physical sports. In fact I would go so far as to say the country places more emphasis on physical pursuits than it does on mental pursuits.
That's why I pointed out the Olympics. America dominated every other country in the world. Consider out of the top 5 countries, America scored over 25% of the medals in those top 5. They scored roughly the same in just gold medals alone.
Then you look at how well NA typically fairs in the esport scene. It's just not even close. America seems to lose out horribly when it comes to things like esports.
Those are things that are documented, it's not opinions. The big difference is that physical sports are pushed heavily in America, while things like computer gaming are thought of as degrading. I gave an example of Colleen Lachowicz. Since some people are unable to read the article I will quote it.
Colleen Lachowicz is running for state senate in Waterville, Maine. She also plays a lot of World of Warcraft. According to Maine Republicans, this means that she is unfit for office.
The Maine Republican Party has set up an entire website dedicated to digging up old forum posts made by Lachowicz on Blizzard's online role-playing game.
"Colleen Lachowicz is a Democrat candidate for Maine State Senate," they write. "In Colleen's online fantasy world, she gets away with crude, vicious and violent comments like the ones below. Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world, not in Colleen's fantasy world."
Yes, this website was actually set up by the Maine Republican Party. It features posts by Lachowicz like: "I love poisoning and stabbing! It is fun. I never thought I would love it so much either. I did not start out in WoW with a rogue."