: How to explain to your parents that you cannot disconnect from an online game mid-match.
Just sayin’ ... case in point: TL;DR The Simpsons aired an episode last night featuring Bart as an eSports pro... just read the stats of esports in the below article published by CNBC, and see that culture is shifting.... https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/18/esports-industry-featured-in-the-simpsons-episode.html
Eedat (NA)
: I'm not "triggered" by you throwing insults.
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: > [{quoted}](name=EntropyHavoc,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=000b000000010001,timestamp=2018-09-24T03:22:59.808+0000) > > Explain “attention,” my friend. Last I checked major matches garner more views than the Superbowl, right? And that is the problem, people perceive that there is no attention to pro games played... for their reason that they “do mot gather as much attention.” I'm not sure where you get y our numbers, but the first result in my search for superbowl viewers shows over 103 million views for just the 2018 superbowl https://www.statista.com/statistics/216526/super-bowl-us-tv-viewership/ if we put this into a global scale, the 2014 World Cup (which I think soccer?) gathered over 1 BILLION viewers for its airing... that is about 1/6th of the world's population XD and over 695 million watched it for over 20 minutes https://the18.com/soccer-news/world-cup-vs-super-bowl-by-numbers-viewers-revenue-tv-ratings league is a global E-sport with formerly over 100 million players the LCS for 2018 achieved 208,089 viewers https://esc.watch/tournaments/lol/na-lcs-spring-2018 a huge amount, but that is roughly 0.5% of league's former player numbers and the superbowl viewers and about 0.008333333333333333 % of the world cup's viewers As Riot and so many critics would call it: a minority
> [{quoted}](name=3TWarrior,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=000b0000000100010000,timestamp=2018-09-24T05:15:01.734+0000) > > I'm not sure where you get y our numbers, but the first result in my search for superbowl viewers shows over 103 million views for just the 2018 superbowl https://www.statista.com/statistics/216526/super-bowl-us-tv-viewership/ > > if we put this into a global scale, the 2014 World Cup (which I think soccer?) gathered over 1 BILLION viewers for its airing... that is about 1/6th of the world's population XD and over 695 million watched it for over 20 minutes https://the18.com/soccer-news/world-cup-vs-super-bowl-by-numbers-viewers-revenue-tv-ratings > > league is a global E-sport with formerly over 100 million players > > the LCS for 2018 achieved 208,089 viewers https://esc.watch/tournaments/lol/na-lcs-spring-2018 > > a huge amount, but that is roughly 0.5% of league's former player numbers and the superbowl viewers and about 0.008333333333333333 % of the world cup's viewers > > As Riot and so many critics would call it: a minority 2018 Worlds for League hasnt happened yet.
: the toxicity on the forums is worse than in game.
> [{quoted}](name=Craving Ur Booty,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=NAvY8kuF,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-09-24T08:20:07.574+0000) > > what the actual fuck is wrong with people? why are there so many trolls with like 5k posts on the forums but 500 games total in league LUL They spend more time typing in all chat, than playing. I wish the boards designated the commited players with symbols by their names. Separating the community between the shallow and the deep.
: > [{quoted}](name=DANK KAT MEMES,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=000b0000,timestamp=2018-09-23T18:25:43.500+0000) > > The idea a sport has to be physical is like a redneck idea itself; anything with competition can be sport. It's not been uncommon in the past for hobbies to become 'sports' out of competition, for example Disk Golf was considered a fun pass time, before it became so popular and competitive that it is now considered a sport by some. The point is 10x over that the skill and competition of the activity matter more than the physical aspects of it, but jock-heads endlessly defend their own arrogance on this. They also are hypocritical over it too once they grow up and start playing Golf. If what you just said isn't a sport, then it's basically bird nuts that Golf is a 'sport'. Under the idea that generally anything that takes skill and is in a competitive environment(Like Golf or Bowling) low physical exertion matters less, to the extent, that even Video Games is a sport. Not all video games are equally sportlike, is another aspect people that write it off instantly overlook too. There are SPORTS GAMES that are less sportslike than League of Legends. okay, but in golf or basketball, it is a physical activity but you do not HAVE to be at your best to compete. With videogames, generally being healthy works, but it is not a requirement in standard gaming, hence why the new category is "E-Sports" for electronic sports, a different category than traditional sports I did not say that it could not be a sport, just that it is unlikely to be recognized as one without major changes to the design of how it works electronic sports are different from sports, do not gather as much attention and require little physical activity, even if it requires a good deal of stamina to compete at the highest levels
> electronic sports are different from sports, do not gather as much attention and require little physical activity, Explain “attention,” my friend. Last I checked major matches garner more views than the Superbowl, right? And that is the problem, people perceive that there is no attention to pro games played... for their reason that they “do mot gather as much attention.”
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> [{quoted}](name=A Bad Varus,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=000d,timestamp=2018-09-23T23:39:04.790+0000) > > How do I explain it to my cat though? Because she likes to sit on my keyboard mid-game. :[ Have you tried cat-nip.
: > [{quoted}](name=EntropyHavoc,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=,timestamp=2018-09-23T06:28:02.738+0000) > > b) Watch a pro League match with them. Pull up one from any of the Riot eSports channels and show them that there are real people, and real emotion behind the plays. This will also be mind blowing. Depending on the match you choose, they might see the catharsis this game has and how it can truly be respected as the sport you want it to be known as. what if the pro players pause the game during the match you're donezo then
> [{quoted}](name=BlueVestGuy,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2018-09-23T06:55:26.533+0000) > > what if the pro players pause the game during the match > you're donezo then If only I could do that! Especially when my Malz ult “doesn’t work.” Did anyone else watch last weekend’s match between G2 and Splyce? Yeaaah, “Lame.” -Xayah
: > [{quoted}](name=3TWarrior,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=000b,timestamp=2018-09-23T18:16:23.480+0000) > > Well, as a thought, videogaming will likely never receive credit as a sport. It will be a fame and glory inspiring competition, but it is not a physical sport and therefor unlikely to be represented as such > > in the future though with the advancement of technology such as the Wii and its future successors, there very well could be a physical division of gaming introduced into the sports world > > blending fantasy and reality would be a wonderful way to express skill and overcoming the competitors physically and mentally. > > There are tv shows that go into a similar concept, though mostly in the anime genre. The animes that show it tend to refer to the experience as a "Dive" where the player's consciousness becomes part of the game > > that's an unrealistic expectation with human behavior for now, but a virtual experience with full-body gear could be the future of gaming and express a physical nature to it The idea a sport has to be physical is like a redneck idea itself; anything with competition can be sport. It's not been uncommon in the past for hobbies to become 'sports' out of competition, for example Disk Golf was considered a fun pass time, before it became so popular and competitive that it is now considered a sport by some. The point is 10x over that the skill and competition of the activity matter more than the physical aspects of it, but jock-heads endlessly defend their own arrogance on this. They also are hypocritical over it too once they grow up and start playing Golf. If what you just said isn't a sport, then it's basically bird nuts that Golf is a 'sport'. Under the idea that generally anything that takes skill and is in a competitive environment(Like Golf or Bowling) low physical exertion matters less, to the extent, that even Video Games is a sport. Not all video games are equally sportlike, is another aspect people that write it off instantly overlook too. There are SPORTS GAMES that are less sportslike than League of Legends.
> [{quoted}](name=DANK KAT MEMES,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=OgmB2oTp,comment-id=000b0000,timestamp=2018-09-23T18:25:43.500+0000) > > The idea a sport has to be physical is like a redneck idea itself; anything with competition can be sport. It's not been uncommon in the past for hobbies to become 'sports' out of competition, for example Disk Golf was considered a fun pass time, before it became so popular and competitive that it is now considered a sport by some. The point is 10x over that the skill and competition of the activity matter more than the physical aspects of it, but jock-heads endlessly defend their own arrogance on this. They also are hypocritical over it too once they grow up and start playing Golf. If what you just said isn't a sport, then it's basically bird nuts that Golf is a 'sport'. Under the idea that generally anything that takes skill and is in a competitive environment(Like Golf or Bowling) low physical exertion matters less, to the extent, that even Video Games is a sport. Not all video games are equally sportlike, is another aspect people that write it off instantly overlook too. There are SPORTS GAMES that are less sportslike than League of Legends. DANK KAT MEMES well said. Now how do we petition Websters Dictionary to change it’s definition of “sport.”
: Is there a way to explain to my parents that one can not pause a online game
> [{quoted}](name=God Cat Cat,realm=NA,application-id=yrc23zHg,discussion-id=RWgmrRL6,comment-id=,timestamp=2017-09-28T21:59:41.170+0000) > > The amount of games I was forced to afk due to my parents is phenomenal. Check this out, and let me know your thoughts. I wrote it with you in mind: https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/general-discussion/OgmB2oTp-how-to-explain-to-your-parents-that-you-cannot-disconnect-from-an-online-game-mid-match
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: New Organization starting up offering players of all elo to have a competitive League experience!
Just curious...how do we see more about the schedule and time commitments
: IIt's generally a bad thing.
I am not surprised that this handle would come across this way. Question to you, in all honesty, why would this give you the impression that I would be a try-hard? I mean, it is better than using my first name - which I did and had to grind out the IP to change it.
: You'll get called edgy if you use that name.
Oh, thank you ZackTheWaffleMan for showing how EH may sound to the community. Would being called "edgy" be a good or bad thing? New to the interweb's jargon ;)
: I just used my current summoner name... but i feel its a personal preference.
Thank you for your insight. Maybe I will keep my current one, and then do a name change later. Question, how do you protect your friend's list from accidentally being noticed by the stream? This is the biggest reason that I do not want to use my current one - I want to respect their privacy.
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: Clash NA launch canceled due to technical issues
Sad that plans cancelled but so GLAD it wont be a wonky experience. If anyone played Super League Season 1 and 2, you will understand.
Keyru (NA)
: Boards Moderation Discord Verification
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: kkOma: “Players are not machines. They’re human beings, but because we win all the time, our fans have higher and higher expectations every year."
Wow! That puts a fascinating twist on how to play LoL. Thank you Coach kkOma for sharing your thoughts with us fans. Makes perfect sense why your team has been successful. Hope you get more than a little bit happy if you win this next match.
: Have been in queue's since 7pm...cant get into a game... going to do this... (below info is copied and pasted from: https://superleague.com/returns-policy-and-purchase-terms) "Online Return Tickets can be returned up to 72 hours after the Super League event. Get a full refund on tickets if you were not satisfied with your gaming experience. Simply provide your email address and Ticket ID to returns@superleague.com and we’ll process your return. Call If you need assistance with the refund of your ticket purchase, or if you have any other questions, please contact support at 1-802-294-2754."
They just sent me an email appologizing and gave me a refund, and promo code to come back again this weekend...for free! If you are having issues just formward them your number of your confirmation of the ticket you bought. Looks like they know about the issues nd are addressing them asap! GLHF!
: Super League is Glitchy As Fook
Have been in queue's since 7pm...cant get into a game... going to do this... (below info is copied and pasted from: https://superleague.com/returns-policy-and-purchase-terms) "Online Return Tickets can be returned up to 72 hours after the Super League event. Get a full refund on tickets if you were not satisfied with your gaming experience. Simply provide your email address and Ticket ID to returns@superleague.com and we’ll process your return. Call If you need assistance with the refund of your ticket purchase, or if you have any other questions, please contact support at 1-802-294-2754."
: Did you check YouTube? here is one from the B stream on May 25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lksKMg5eruA
Subscribe to uLoL YouTube and look up their videos, they are all there, I believe.
Paquay (NA)
: Hmm, it looks like I can go to watch.na.lolesports.com but it only has what is currently playing. I'm trying to find the games from yesterday or a way to watch the games that aren't live. Unfortunately, due to that evil thing called work I can't watch the majority of games while they are live. Do you know of any place I could watch yesterday's games or that has a rebroadcast?
Did you check YouTube? here is one from the B stream on May 25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lksKMg5eruA
: Advanced Bot tests LIVE in Normals
So that means i should change my summoners icon to unhold the joke? lol well played
: Ethernet vs. WiFi: Ping, Packets, & Playing Better
"Apple (and many others) make USB->ethernet adapters - and they make a HUGE difference." I am a new gamer, and LoL has been my gateway game...well, my only game (hehe). And because I am new, I didn't think I had hope for the way I played...well, maybe I now do. As soon as I can afford it, I will need to buy one for my Toshiba Satellite laptop, and I will obviously need to buy a cat as well. I already own a Ethernet cable. Thanks for the knowledge! Will be applying A$AP!

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