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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

Pathetic waste of life. Same with those losers that beat up their parents/siblings and or kill them.

Glad to see those people have their priorities in check.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

Let's just hope he wasn't on hardcore mode... Once you die in that mode... You lose everything... That'll be such a terrible feeling :3

On a serious note. There are pro gamers who play like over 12hrs a day... But they get paid big money to do something like that... I have no social life at all, and I can't even play a game for too long, before getting sick...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

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So?
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

I can barley play a video game for two hours... How on Earth can someone do it for forty!?

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:26 PM

these people who live to play video games, what will happen to them once they turn 30 with no career or asperations?
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

I play game 15 hrs a day in the best shape of my life dat game freak.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:06 PM

these people who live to play video games, what will happen to them once they turn 30 with no career or asperations?


But if you're able to play the game professionally, not only can you make a very good living, you also get noticed by the company who devoloped the game, and you'll possibly get hired to join their live team.

Or

You become a Youtube star.

Although chances of either of them happening are pretty slim.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:03 AM

I cant play videogames without a snack or something.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:06 AM

But if you're able to play the game professionally, not only can you make a very good living, you also get noticed by the company who devoloped the game, and you'll possibly get hired to join their live team.

Or

You become a Youtube star.

Although chances of either of them happening are pretty slim.


Many Age of Empire professionals don't even play professionally last time I checked. A Korean won the first ever Microsoft AOE tournament back in 2000 for 10k. Many of these guys have dominated RTS as a whole and don't play professionally. They get paid for winning tournaments, etc, as have I, but nothing you can support yourself on. Not even close.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:51 AM

If I had to play Diablo III for 40 hours, I'd die too.

Seriously though - the most "serious" gaming sessions should last for is like... 3 hours.


I disagree. When all my buddies are over after we all go out on weekends, we usually head back to my place crack open some brewskies and fire up the NHL12. We can play for 4-5 hours sometimes but I guess we are still taking breaks between games.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:18 AM

I'd comment but I'm going to play World of Warcraft....
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

Many Age of Empire professionals don't even play professionally last time I checked. A Korean won the first ever Microsoft AOE tournament back in 2000 for 10k. Many of these guys have dominated RTS as a whole and don't play professionally. They get paid for winning tournaments, etc, as have I, but nothing you can support yourself on. Not even close.


Using Age of Empire is a terrible example. Not many people play that game anymore. At least professionally.

Right now there are at least three major game titles that will rake in a s%*# ton of money.

1. League of Legends

2. Starcraft II

3. Dota 2

Many pro's and some non pro's make their money through stream revenue. They stream themselves playing the game, and thousands and thousands of people watch them play.

http://www.own3d.tv/

http://www.twitch.tv/

The best example is probably TheOddOne (http://www.twitch.tv/tsm_theoddone), who plays League of Legends. Everytime he streams, he instantly attracts over 10k viewers. Now I'm not sure how much Twitch.tv plays, but if he were to stream on Own3d; he'd get $3 for every ad he plays for every 1000 viewers.

So if we do some simple math... He runs three ads before and after a game. A game usually goes for 30-40min. So he runs at least six ads every hour (sometimes 12). So 6x10,000 = 60,000/1000 = $60.00/h. He usually streams for about 12+ hours a day, so that easily brings him to at least $720.00 a day, and that's without team sponsors, and other stuff. Plus, Twitch pays more than Own3d so he probably makes more than $720.00 a day.

Not bad for a Calgary boy :P

Team CLG owner Hotshotgg (http://www.own3d.tv/clgame/live/13574) makes over $1000.00 a day. Something that his ex-drunk teammate (Saintvicious $800.00 a day) confirmed on stream.

Ontario boy :)

Also to prove my point a little more. Riot, League of Legends devs are holding a $1,000,000 grand prize tourny in a couple of months.

I don't follow the Starcraft scene, but I'm sure they make just as much through sponsors. Specifically in Korea.

So to say that you can't make a living off of gaming is completely bogus. People are starting to take gaming incredibly serious. Time are changing :P

Edit: TheOddOne has 21k viewers at the moment.... that's $120.00/h

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

-Vintage Canuck-, I'd be worried


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:51 PM

Wow. Didn't this happen a few years ago too? And does anybody know why this happened as such? Was it just because he simply wasn't eating/drinking enough for those 40 hours? It just seems so weird how people can actually get so hooked they die from it. It's just a game and now somebodys life is taken because of it.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

Wow. Didn't this happen a few years ago too? And does anybody know why this happened as such? Was it just because he simply wasn't eating/drinking enough for those 40 hours? It just seems so weird how people can actually get so hooked they die from it. It's just a game and now somebodys life is taken because of it.


These people don't stand much of a chance in the real world anyway.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:22 PM

Many Age of Empire professionals don't even play professionally last time I checked. A Korean won the first ever Microsoft AOE tournament back in 2000 for 10k. Many of these guys have dominated RTS as a whole and don't play professionally. They get paid for winning tournaments, etc, as have I, but nothing you can support yourself on. Not even close.


this just shows you have no idea about how much pro gamers make and are just throwing out random opinion that you deem true.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:25 PM

this just shows you have no idea about how much pro gamers make and are just throwing out random opinion that you deem true.


I was talking about AOE, genius.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

Using Age of Empire is a terrible example. Not many people play that game anymore. At least professionally.

Right now there are at least three major game titles that will rake in a s%*# ton of money.

1. League of Legends

2. Starcraft II

3. Dota 2

Many pro's and some non pro's make their money through stream revenue. They stream themselves playing the game, and thousands and thousands of people watch them play.

http://www.own3d.tv/

http://www.twitch.tv/

The best example is probably TheOddOne (http://www.twitch.tv/tsm_theoddone), who plays League of Legends. Everytime he streams, he instantly attracts over 10k viewers. Now I'm not sure how much Twitch.tv plays, but if he were to stream on Own3d; he'd get $3 for every ad he plays for every 1000 viewers.

So if we do some simple math... He runs three ads before and after a game. A game usually goes for 30-40min. So he runs at least six ads every hour (sometimes 12). So 6x10,000 = 60,000/1000 = $60.00/h. He usually streams for about 12+ hours a day, so that easily brings him to at least $720.00 a day, and that's without team sponsors, and other stuff. Plus, Twitch pays more than Own3d so he probably makes more than $720.00 a day.

Not bad for a Calgary boy :P

Team CLG owner Hotshotgg (http://www.own3d.tv/clgame/live/13574) makes over $1000.00 a day. Something that his ex-drunk teammate (Saintvicious $800.00 a day) confirmed on stream.

Ontario boy :)

Also to prove my point a little more. Riot, League of Legends devs are holding a $1,000,000 grand prize tourny in a couple of months.

I don't follow the Starcraft scene, but I'm sure they make just as much through sponsors. Specifically in Korea.

So to say that you can't make a living off of gaming is completely bogus. People are starting to take gaming incredibly serious. Time are changing :P

Edit: TheOddOne has 21k viewers at the moment.... that's $120.00/h


Of course it's a terrible example. But it wasn't throughout most of the last decade. And none of those guys made a big enough profit to live off it.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

Well...atleast he went out doing something that he loved
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:37 PM


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Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

I'm sad to hear that a such a young man died this way.

But what I'm most surprised at in this thread is that so many people watch other people play video games?

In my day, we'd be fighting each other over who is next in super mario kart, not volunteering to sit out and watch Dean cause he was the best player in the neighbourhood.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:17 PM

I'm sad to hear that a such a young man died this way.

But what I'm most surprised at in this thread is that so many people watch other people play video games?

In my day, we'd be fighting each other over who is next in super mario kart, not volunteering to sit out and watch Dean cause he was the best player in the neighbourhood.


Times have definitely changed.

Video games are becoming more and more considered a pro "sport". People are quitting their day jobs, and putting their educations on hold just to become a pro gamer.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

lol

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:40 AM

Times have definitely changed.

Video games are becoming more and more considered a pro "sport". People are quitting their day jobs, and putting their educations on hold just to become a pro gamer.


Just a couple years ago even the best of the best guys couldnt make a living at it. It was a part time thing or they lived with their parents. Now with the rise of MLG and other pro gaming leagues, more and bigger tournament sponsorship, and with revenue sharing from Youtube, TwitchTV and others there are a decent number of full time pros making good money and many more part timers joining in. Its still very tough to make a living at it though. Not a reasonable aspiration for the average person looking at careers. More along the line of becoming a rock star. 1 in 1 million make it.

Im gonna guess our young dead man had other things wrong with him other than sitting for 40 hours straight. An undiagnosed heart condition? Drugs? theres more than enough straightforward explanations.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:44 AM

Im gonna guess our young dead man had other things wrong with him other than sitting for 40 hours straight. An undiagnosed heart condition? Drugs? theres more than enough straightforward explanations.


Yeah, that's for sure. By those standards anyone who's paralyzed would die within days.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:06 AM

I'm gonna get crucified for this, but whatever.

Assuming external factors such as drugs aren't being applied to this situation.
If your a human being and you cannot obtain the fundamental ingredients to sustain your life, because your "too busy" playing a video game to do so... I'm sorry but you have no chance of making it in this dangerous world.

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Oh hello Alain Vigneault, I see what you did there... good one.

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