„E-sports is dead. And we have killed it.“- Some guy called Friedrich
The e-sports manifesto - Our vision of e-sports beyond the 'industry'
What is this sorcery? Another blog by TaKe!? Masaka! (TL note: „Masaka“ means „Well I never“)
Well, since our beloved leader is currently busy working close to total exhaustion, in order to give you the best possible entertainment (HSC V is drawing near!), the rest of the crew also tries their best to stay involved and support the project in every way conceivable.
So... what is the purpose of this entry?
We see ourselves, the project, TaKeTV, as something unique. As something, that withstands the ever-growing pressure of the so-called e-sports „industry“. What we represent is a homely idea of e-sports. And even though it's growing constantly, we think e-sports should never lose its soul. It should never move away from the base of the community, you, all of you. And it should never deteriorate to become this picture, this scenario, that so many people are now trying to force into our throats: e-sports as an industry, with players and casters as mere machines, doing their „job“.
No, we refuse to let this idea of e-sports take over. TaKeTV is and always was about this comfy feeling you get, when you see people do what they love to do most, without any pressure, without forcing themselves to be something they are not.
Our casters don't wear expensive suits nor ties. Our studio is nothing but a big apartment, packed with equipment stuffed in closets and cupboards, with the bedroom serving as the master control room.
We try to preserve that homely feeling. We try that to be a counterpoint. We support the growth and flourishing of e-sports, but not for any price. No, it doesn't have to be like this.
And so, because it is our deepest desire, this right now will officially be declared to be the first entry of a weekly new format. A commentary about e-sports. A handle for all of you, who fear to be sucked into the gloomy vortex of the „industry“. We will be there for you and we hope you support our idea.
This prologue may now end, but promised: It won't be the last you'll see!
Lotsa_Spaghetti, editor of TaKeTV