Whenever esports hits mainstream media, there is an army of traditional sportsmen ready to pounce and admonish outlets for ever allowing such horrible entertainment appear in our papers or on our television screens.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Twitter responses to the FIFA eClub World Cup Paris coverage on Sky right here, for your entertainment.
Paddy Power kick off proceedings
Sky Sports are showing live coverage of two lads playing FIFA against each other. The game's gone, folks. The game's gone. pic.twitter.com/CbXOkvURZ1
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 20, 2018
Always reliable: Cancellation threats
No Champs League, No Europa League, No La Liga, but I can pay 55 quid a month to watch 2 virgins play Fifa on Sky Sports. Think I’ll be reconsidering my subscription when it comes up for renewal 🤔
— Mike (@__Michael_Prior) May 20, 2018
Chris can’t wrap his head around this rubbish
Why is there a show on Sky Sports currently where you watch some people play each other on FIFA 18? Yes, the computer game! Is this rubbish popular to watch?
— Chris O'Keeffe 🇮🇪 (@8chrisOKeeffe8) May 19, 2018
Grundy is embarrassed for everyone
Sky Sports showing and commentating on games of FIFA is actually an embarrassment to so many people pic.twitter.com/CzfYP9jrTj
— Grundy. (@GrundyOxford) May 20, 2018
This Bus was ready for Battle
Take your knobheads playing on an XBox & fuck off.
— Bus (@Bus__23) May 19, 2018
Think of the children
What is wrong with this world when we see fifa a game I play for fun be broadcasted on “sky SPORTS” what kind of message do U think this sends out ffs 🙄
— Ronan Gaughran (@RonanGaughran17) May 20, 2018
When in doubt, “virgins” works
Seriously, why the fuck is sky sports showing a bunch of virgins playing FIFA. Is this what I’m paying a subscription for now? Is this classed as entertainment now? Am I just old? So many questions…
— (Day)vid B (@RoccoBroad) May 20, 2018
It wasn’t all bad, though
That’s huge for esports.
— James Hiscock (@Hisssy10) May 19, 2018
Call of Duty pro Moose watches whilst engaging in *gasps* physical activity
Watching some fifa on sky sports whilst at the gym as you do.. pic.twitter.com/PHGywFiJtk
— Tom Handley (@Mooseman95) May 20, 2018
Some even enjoyed their first esports experience
Watching FIFA eSports World Cup on Sky Sports and enjoying it far more than I thought that I would!
Any of our followers serious players? Is this the next big thing? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/wQ6sTlxSNx
— FPL Family (Lee) (@FPLFamily) May 20, 2018
Whether they like it or not, it seems esports is here to stay. Though many people are upset at having their precious time wasted, it’s good to see some people becoming interested in esports through Sky’s coverage.
If you need more esports from your Sky subscription, Ginx TV will be covering the ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 major this weekend on Sky Channel 433.