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This is what it’s like to be a gamer

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we are gamers

We’re sometimes rude, raw and outright disgusting – but our passion has no limit when it comes to this extraordinary interest called gaming. This video shares a glimpse of that immense adoration.

I’ve seen this video floating around on the net since last week, and finally got to watching it. The video is titled “eSport – We are Gamers“and if you don’t get goosebumps at some point watching it, then you have no soul.

All too often we rage our faces off at online players and we don’t always remember why we play, compete in and love these games. But this video reminded me of why I have such passion for eSports, especially when it comes to our local community. There’s just nothing that beats those butterflies when you’re about to compete at LAN, and the intense experience of watching exceptionally talented players go up against each other is just inexplicable.

This is part of the reason it’s so sad that we don’t have local events which allow us to experience it quite the way people do abroad. I believe that part of why we don’t have such big audiences for eSports is because we don’t let people see for themselves why it’s so amazing.

If you’d like to start spectating some games online, here are some local channels you can keep an eye on:

Congo: Kyle “Congo” Wolmarans – Dota 2

Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen – Dota 2

Bravado Gaming – Battlefield 3

Deviation Gaming – Starcraft 2

Robert “PandaTank” Botha – International StarCraft 2

If I’ve missed out some one, please let me know!

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Last Updated: June 25, 2013

84 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 25, 2013 at 09:12

    GOOOOOOOSEBUMPS KWADRAAAAT!!!

    Man I miss CS…

    EDIT: AK47 FTW

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    • Yolanda Green

      June 25, 2013 at 09:27

      The AK47 is imo the best assault weapon to use, I miss it!

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 25, 2013 at 09:28

        Commando FTW! CC @Erwin_Kempff:disqus

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        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          June 25, 2013 at 09:32

          Used to know a dude that ONLY bought the Deagle, his bullets are like magnets to heads, crazy stuff

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 25, 2013 at 09:33

            Yeah also used to know someone like that. Hated it when he got the Deagle or even the dualies

          • Yolanda Green

            June 25, 2013 at 09:33

            That’s another thing! Deagle FTW, I hate this TAC 45 being used lately…

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 25, 2013 at 09:30

        Agreed. I mostly played as Counters, so early game I always went “hunting” for MAH AK BIAAATCH!

        Works great long range, close range, precise, spray…..ahhhhhhh

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  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 25, 2013 at 09:13

    Good grief! Never realized that there were spectators who took it all that serious! Woah. Awesome vid

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  3. RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

    June 25, 2013 at 09:20

    Nice start to a Tuesday Yolanda! That and I’m not hanging like some 70’s porn start. It’s nice that people do show so much passion for gaming and in eSports. I really hope one day it is taken as seriously as other important sports, like curling and horse showmanship. 😉

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 25, 2013 at 09:21

      Babelas gone? What about the regret?

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      • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

        June 25, 2013 at 09:22

        Always regret, never surrender!

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    • Double-O-Six and a half

      June 25, 2013 at 10:12

      Since gaming irrespective of platform is at base level a combination of hand-eye coordination and thought processes, I think a more appropriate sport to take it as seriously as, is … wait for it…

      Thumb Wars…
      also requires hand eye coordination, some thought (not much but some) and is also won by the person who can manipulate their fingers and thumbs faster than their opponents… I think we should all have a sojourn to Rage to watch a massive televised thumb war tournament… 😛

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 25, 2013 at 10:17

        Ag nee sis man! Most people have filthy hands!

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 25, 2013 at 10:18

          Yeah I’ve seen people not wash after using the bathroom way too many times

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          • Brady miaau

            June 25, 2013 at 10:21

            Waaaaaaaay too many and then they want to shake hands with you…..

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 25, 2013 at 10:24

            Thats where the ol’ elbow bump comes in handy (get it, handy?)

        • Unavengedavo

          June 25, 2013 at 11:16

          And filthy minds…

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  4. Captain Minion TallTwit

    June 25, 2013 at 09:25

    After watching this video, I can confirm that I have a soul.

    *thumbs up*

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    • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

      June 25, 2013 at 09:29

      You lie! Where’s your reflection?!

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 25, 2013 at 09:31

        Oooh, busted!

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      • Captain Minion TallTwit

        June 25, 2013 at 09:34

        O_o

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        • RinceTheWhiskyWithIce

          June 25, 2013 at 09:52

          Hahahahahaha! NICE!

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  5. Warren Ross

    June 25, 2013 at 09:35

    Ugh. I’ve been a gamer my whole life, and I’ve never bought into the whole eSports concept on the scale that it is shown here. The idea of sitting in an auditorium watching some bunch of dudes frag each other in whatever the latest FOM game is…meh. It’s not the same thing at all as watching actual sports players give it their all in competition after years of sacrifice, training and commitment.

    I have friends who enjoy watching streamed matches, but I really couldn’t be bothered.

    Don’t get me wrong: multiplayer gaming is one of my favourite thing to do. I’ve had plenty of memorable moments in loads of different games, from big LANs to MMOs to small LANs with friends. We still organise LANs quite frequently amongst our mates, and we generally have a ball. In some ways, the social aspects of gaming have changed with the advent of fast and cheap internet bandwidth, and not always for the better.

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    • HvR

      June 25, 2013 at 09:45

      Well in some ways it is good to still have access for MP games, there is no way I can leave my family and work to go on a 48 hour epic LAN.

      Also I’m not sure if my body can handle 48 hours of no sleep, mcD small cheeseburger, cheap vodka and coke diet (eish the middle ages).

      But I will always have the memories.

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      • Brady miaau

        June 25, 2013 at 10:07

        yeah, not going to happen. Also, I used to be able to work all-nighters with very little ill effect. Now? Hah.

        but the memory remains……

        Good song, too

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        • Yolanda Green

          June 25, 2013 at 10:08

          Epic song 😀

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  6. Happy Hamster

    June 25, 2013 at 09:39

    Last time i got so excited in front of a PC was when a porn popup appeared on the screen

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  7. Brady miaau

    June 25, 2013 at 09:42

    No, no, gaming is about enjoying yourself, having fun, while indulging in a bit of escapism. You did not really think the princess would end up with you, did?

    This sees fun too, but so not for me. or any of my friends, at any age.

    I played Broodwars in tourneys a couple of times, but very reserved we were.

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  8. Happy Hamster

    June 25, 2013 at 09:51

    Gamers

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  9. varkots

    June 25, 2013 at 10:14

    I must be a ginger.

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  10. Rags

    June 25, 2013 at 11:04

    This did nothing for me too. Needs some quake 3 material. 😉

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  11. Skyblue

    June 25, 2013 at 12:27

    Best esports from a spectator POV imo are 1v1 duels in Quake 3, Painkiller, UT2k3, etc

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  12. DriveMagazine

    June 25, 2013 at 13:26

    Better still, the brownest game ever made, the daddy of them all, just plain old original Quake! Now those were some epic matches – pineappling noobs the instant they spawn, rocket bouncing plebs into the lava again and again, and the good ol’ double-barrel to the face corner moments. It may be telling just how old I actually am (in gamer terms particularly), but now we are talking!

    That said, the DOTA/SC2 stuff in this video still works. The pace might not quite be the same, but it’s a similar feeling. Overcoming impossible odds in the blink of an eye due to millisecond-precise timing, smart planning and good old fast-twitch reflexes. Whatever your preferred genre is, you’ve got to love that. Even SP gamers can appreciate the elation of that moment of sweet sweet victory snatched from the jaws of a solid crushing.

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  13. MingFun

    June 25, 2013 at 15:57

    AWP and Deagle the best combination.
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  14. Kobus Nel

    June 25, 2013 at 16:46

    That video got me misty at the end there…

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