SuperSport butchered “E-Football”, and people had some fun with it

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The first time I received the E-Mail from VS Gaming regarding their upcoming FIFA Football Festival, it had some obvious spelling errors. I candidly pointed them out and we had a laugh when I met with them last weekend. While VS Gaming got the memo, and laughed off their PR blunder, SuperSport are going full force on creating some E-Xcitement for the event.

Yesterday, SuperSport tweeted out this, in support of the VS Gaming Festival, and you can imagine the responses.

Hilarity ensued as users began reminding SuperSport that we do not type say E-Football, as we do not say E-Sports and most definitely not say E-Mail. The correct use of the prefix “e” has been explained a number of times, and it was even added to the Associated Press’s Stylebook as “esports.” Let’s not forget esports host and commentator Paul “ReDeYe” Challoner’s rant about the proper style.

ReDeYe caught wind of SuperSport’s mishap and responded appropriately.

Even Geoff, who’s extremely passionate and involved in esports, had to step in to call out SuperSport.

While this is all fun and games, there is an important anecdote here. SuperSport are getting involved and active in esports locally which is a great push forward for our local industry. They played a crucial part in the past few productions hosted by VS Gaming and will once again take part in the production and oversight of their upcoming festival. We will whip everyone into shape as we move along, but for the time being let’s help them out with the proper capitalisation – or lack thereof.

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Last Updated: July 12, 2017

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Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

  • Matthew Holliday

    heh, E-Football.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor
  • I e-Laughed out eLoud. 😛

  • Hammersteyn

    Can’t wait till they show E-Eight-Ball developed by E-EA games.

    • I can’t get E-nough of these. 😛

      • Hammersteyn

        I bet they picked up the spelling from E-tolls .

        • Hammersteyn

          Or E-TV

  • Anon A Mouse

    Love how the author takes the piss out of SuperSport that’s actually throwing money at this and is still new to this, yet in his own bio he spells it eSports…. TWICE.

    Pot… Kettle.

    • hahaha Just noticed. However you create a bio and forget about it for years. That was the common naming convention before the official one was added to the dictionary.

    • Skyblue

      That was fixed pretty quickly, well done.

  • Magoo

    Does that mean that each team has one… e-Goli?

    • Hammersteyn

      XD

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Moving to Mars, where things are normal …

  • miaau

    ecigarette?

    Nah, who cares, more important things to worry about. Did they did esports a solid or not? That appears to be missed.

    And yes, I said “solid”, I am so hip it is a wonder my pants stay up (stole from Douglas Adams)

  • Matthew Figueira

    “Even Geoff, who’s extremely passionate and involved in esports…”

    Yassis no faker words have ever been uttered xD

  • Matthew Figueira

    E-ish

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