Imagine Spalding Owned Basketball, That’s How Esports Works - The Esports Observer
Sports are unowned but governed, esports are owned but ungoverned. Esports are based on a commercial product first, with sports its the other way around.
The quote perfectly sums it up and this is the main reason I cant get fully in to #esports
. They're fully controlled by their owner and team owners/players/fans have no power to change anything. And game publishers then want to use the game itself as an advertising venue for the esport, which detracts from the game for those not interested in the esport and takes focus from development of the game itself.