I’ve attempted here and there to fill the sports void by watching eSports, because I mean sure if major networks are going to televise some of this stuff, I guess I might as well see what’s doin’.
There have been some fun concepts put together lately, even if not as entertaining as they might have sounded in the first place. A group of MLB players got together for a video game baseball tournament, for instance. Ditto NBA players playing some 2K. The novelty wore off pretty quick, honestly. I grade those experiences a C.
Also I had not been aware of this, but there’s a whole NBA-sponsored 2K league with professional gamers and everything. Each video game player is controlled by a human, so there are actually 10 people involved in every game. This sounds like a horribly unfun thing to do. Who the heck wants to be a video-game role player? A lot of people, apparently. Grade: D-.
Give me this sort of thing instead. I watched WIU win the Final Four over the weekend and it was the most sports-related fun I’ve had in ... y’know, I probably shouldn’t think about this, or the fact that I wrote that sentence and meant it. Grade: A.
I’ve even given iRacing a whirl, and I don’t like real-life NASCAR, but actually, iRacing is kind of addicting to me for some reason. Maybe because it looks so real. Grade: B.
This concludes my brief review of guys playing video game sports. I salute them all. Anything else eSports-wise that you people have been watching?
When quarantine cannot diminish your shine, and also you are a wolf:
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Costume design by Leon Bakst (1866-1924) Russian theatre and ballet designer, for the Wolf in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ music by Tchaikovsky. Choreography by Marius Petipa. Produced in 1921 by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.
I don’t see why Mr. Wuf can’t have an alternate uniform, and it’s exactly this getup.