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Competitive Video Gaming. By: Tyler Busby. Overview. Landmark competitive games Competitive video game culture Lives of professional gamers. Competitive Gaming Genres. First Person Shooter Doom Doom II Quake Halo Call of Duty Real-Time Strategy StarCraft Warcraft III

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Competitive video gaming

Competitive Video Gaming

By: Tyler Busby


Overview

Overview

  • Landmark competitive games

  • Competitive video game culture

  • Lives of professional gamers


Competitive gaming genres

Competitive Gaming Genres

First Person Shooter

  • Doom

  • Doom II

  • Quake

  • Halo

  • Call of Duty

    Real-Time Strategy

  • StarCraft

  • Warcraft III

  • StarCraft II

    Fighting

  • Street Fighter

  • King of Fighters

  • Mortal Kombat

  • Tekken

  • Marvel vs. Capcom

    Online Multiplayer Battle Arena

  • Defense of the Ancients (DotA)

  • Heroes of Newerth

  • League of Legends


Competitive video gaming

Doom

  • Pioneered “Deathmatching”

  • Innovative technology for its time

  • First game to achieve widespread multiplayer success

  • Major precursor to all modern games, especially competitive FPS games


Street fighter ii

Street Fighter II

  • Started the fighter game boom of the 90’s

  • Improved upon older fighter’s game mechanics

  • Had a huge following in Hong Kong


Starcraft

StarCraft

  • Most critically acclaimed RTS

  • Gameplay is extremely balanced and has been extensively praised

  • Largest competitive gaming scene

  • Extremely popular in South Korea


Professional starcraft competition

Professional StarCraft Competition

  • StarCraft became extremely popular in South Korea in around 2002

  • Professional players were organized into teams

  • South Korea has two television channels devoted to 24/7 StarCraft match broadcasts


Slayers boxer

SlayerS_’BoxeR’

  • The most successful professional (StarCraft) gamer with 547 career wins

  • Annually he earns more than $490,000 and is heavily endorsed

  • His fan club of over a million members endearingly refers to him as “The Emperor”

  • In 2010 he retired from the professional Korean StarCraft leagues to start his own team for StarCraft II in America


American competition

American Competition

  • Evolution Championship Series is a fighting game championship held in Las Vegas annually

  • Evo 2011 had 2,400 participants and thousands of spectators, as well as 2 million unique online stream viewers


American competition cont

American Competition Cont.

  • Major League gaming holds professional gaming tournaments for many different games

  • The Anaheim Pro Circuit drew 20,000 fans and over 35 million streams online

  • Viewership is steadily increasing


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