With a 3-0 score, IG simply defeated FNC and in the eighth year of the S Series of the Heroes League, finally lifted the late championship trophy for LPL. Weibo, tremor and intimate revelry once again make people outside the competitive circle aware of the existence of electronic competition, the so-called “sub-culture” field in the influence of young people in China.
Why again? Because this year, we won the LOL Grand Slam (Midseason Invitation, Intercontinental, Asian Games, S) and on the same day we also won the Blizzard Carnival Furnace Championship, the “Watch Pioneer” project unprecedented rush to the final, if combined with the previous OMG UBG-PGI World Championship, LGD Club TI8 World Asian Championship. Jun, this year is another peak of China’s electronic competition, and as practitioners, you know that this is far from the peak, there will be better results in the future.
But everything has two sides. While mainstream media such as People’s Daily, CCTV and Ziguang Pavilion began to congratulate the achievements of the competition, we saw more negative voices. Those voices that we have become accustomed to, such as addiction to games, escaping from reality, and those that shouldn’t have been. In 8102, we still need to discuss the topic. Is it true that sports are counted as sports? Sports 101) Everyone has his own point of view and reason to verify what he thinks is the right point of view. This is an issue that has no definite answer.
But what about sports?
No, how can it be?
The day after IG won the championship, my wife, a person who hardly knew anything about the competitive industry, learned about it through the overwhelming content of news and social media, and asked me about it. I wanted to find an analogy that she could understand, but I found that I could not find it. Football? NBA? It doesn’t seem so appropriate.
Do you say that sports are sports? Must racing go to the Olympics?
In English, sports and games are all game. Why should we argue?
Back to the title of the article, I have stated more than once on various occasions that E-sports is a composite industry that combines games, sports and even entertainment. It is in a relatively early stage of development. There is no need and no reason for it. Now I will make a qualitative conclusion for this industry.
On the night that IG won the championship, a veteran of the electric industry asked me on WeChat:
What does it feel like to win the championship? Is it exciting?
I said, there is no 3:2 to get rid of KT excitement, even some unexpected calmness. He said he did the same.
So what is the champion of IG? In addition to making all the users happy, this is also a stage consolation for the competitors who have persisted for so many years, and then we continue to move forward.
This champion proves that our rapid development in the past few years is relatively correct, and we will have better results if we continue to move forward; it has nothing to do with capital, environment or even policy, but only the natural result of adapting to market choices in an open system, and of course you and I know that it is no longer possible to do so. Yi.
This champion certainly has many difficulties, but from the perspective of industrial chain division of labor, China’s competitive industry has become more mature.
Manufacturers, event organizers, clubs, media, communities, live broadcasting platforms, data analysis, peripherals, venues, sponsors and so on are becoming more and more professional. In fact, the positive circle has been completed within the circle. Outside the circle, the expansion of the boundary will require a “death knock”.
Relative to the calmness of the day when I won the championship, I cried bitterly the next day and saw countless pictures of ordinary people.
Older people, some people while washing dishes watching live broadcasting, some people with three or five friends, some people parked on the side of the road, some people cried and then ridiculed by their wives;
College students in the school, have seen together in the canteen, after winning, the whole dormitory building is full of “IGNX”, there are five Internet cafes, there are shaved head/wearing women’s clothes;
Perhaps regardless of what industry is not industry, these ordinary people’s perspective is the real charm of the competition, as one of my friends in the media said: the more you like, the more pure, really like this, except happy!