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British Soccer Writer Is Baffled By The Prospect Of Gamers Humping

British Soccer Writer Is Baffled By The Prospect Of Gamers Humping
From Deadspin - November 14, 2017

In an article titled Are eSports Going To Replace The Beautiful Game? British GQ contributor Andy Mitten spins a yarn about going somewhere where there are no Manchester United fans. Where are all the sports-hungry young men, he wonders? This is where the esports hook comes in, a full twelve paragraphs after the article has begun.

Listen: This is just an interview with Sam Mathews, founder and chairman of Fnatic, with some opinions from the attendees of the Lisbon Web Summit thrown in. You have probably read something like it before about esports, or video games in general, or board games or comics: Bam, Biff, Pow, Comic Books Arent For Kids Anymore. These are all hobbies that a lot of people enjoy except for when it comes time for a forty-year-old dude to write about it, and thats fine. Your mom emails these articles to you, and its nice that she pays attention to your interests.

Theres this one superf**king weird sentence in Mittens article, though. When he describes esports athletes, he says:

They make millions through prizes, appearance fees or merchandise. They have fans and fan clubs who sing about and chant names of star players. There are transfers between teams. Some of the athletes even look like theyve had consensual sex.

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