Hold up, didn’t Blizzard literally crowd fund using an ingame toy in the store the Arena tournament?
What’s kinda hilarious is if you go to Worldofwarcraft .com there is literally a tab for esports.
Talk about grasping at straws.
His point was that the game has never been an esport, and yet in 2008 they were holding tournaments because people had been wanting organized arena tournaments. Any of the naughty nono servers I can’t talk about on official forums have had a completely organic esports scene for over a decade now.
Just because Blizzard has gone completely idiotic in the past few years doesn’t mean there wasn’t a point there weren’t actual esports scenes.