Porn purveyor wants to sponsor eSports

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eSports is growing at a phenomenal rate – especially where the big two in the MOBA sphere is concerned. League of Legends and Dota dominate the eSports arena, and it’s looking like eSports a whole could break in to the mainstream. For the most part, each game is played by young lads who spend far too much time at their computers. You know what else young lads who spend far too much time at their computers do? Watch Porn. This could be a match made in heaven.

You know you’ve made it when the Porn Industry starts taking notice; and now one of the largest porn-serving websites on the planet, YouPorn (or uhm…so I’m told), is looking to sponsor a Dota, LoL or Hearthstone team.

The most interesting aspect of this is the announcements that could come at games; “Team Fapininthebox, brought to you by the titties from YouPorn!”

It’s not the first time an adult entertainment company has tried sponsoring eSports; Brazzers has dipped its toes in the Esports waters before. Of course, the big downside to having porn sponsor eSports is the general stigma involved. Porn, adult entertainment and sex work are seen by many as disgusting practices, and something that could sully the name of eSports right as it’s on the cusp of being accepted as a mainstream sporting practice.

Do you think the association of porn with eSports could be damaging, or do you think more sponsorship – form whatever the source – is important?

Thanks, neoGAF

Last Updated: July 11, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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