I don't think its just because I'm from a culture where this is definitely not even remotely acceptable, because a lot of people in the comments seem to not like it as well, but I think it is reprehensible if it is solely due to the events that were taking place in the game and not anything else. Anything else being things such as the attitudes of team meats behind the scenes, the competition's actions outside of the competition and so on.|
So if all that anger just comes from playing the game, I must disagree vehemently. If that's reasonable behavior because it is "competitive spirit," then "competitive spirit" is a nasty, rotten, vile concept that should die in a fire. There's getting frustrated to a reasonable extent that would warrant occasionally foul language and there is completely tacky behavior. I think e-sports should follow the model of a real sports and an ideal sportsman or an ideal sportswoman is somebody who is always courteous and kind to the opposition.
It is certainly everything that's wrong with gaming. The Sim City debacle is a much closer approximation of the many things that are wrong with gaming right now: bad journalists and standards in the press, huge corporations bullying their way to mediocre success, misguided and ugly practices running rampant to make a buck at the expense of users and a burden on gamers to fix the industry they shouldn't have to bear.
Edited by JinTypeNoir at 07:15:25 22-03-2013