Do the Devs make that call, or does that come from MLG or whatever eSports ruling body there is out there?
MLG creates the bans/restrictions and then the devs implement them into their competitive mode.
MLG does not create them, they decide on them. Then IW decides to implement or not. For IW has the final say if they are added to the game or not and not MLG itself. IW could create a completely new set of rules totally different from MLG for the competitive lists if they wished too but wont since they are trying to appease the MLG wannabe crowds who think they are awesome and skilled for playing a limited game and then calling it balanced and skillful when really it is not. It is just a drilled down skill set, not a higher skill set or better skill set unlike how many mlg players like to try and claim and act that it is. Those who try and claim this is a sport who fail to realize it is not and never will be nor will it ever be seen so by main stream media or the main stream auidence ever. Until MLG is shown on prime time tv on major broadcast networks like football or baseball it will never truly be seen as a sport by most that play it. Only the wannabe stars that want their 15 seconds of fame will ever claim it is. The rest of the adults that play realize it is just a game and not meant to be serious or worried about as much as the average mlg wannabe playe does.
No, I am not. MLG does not make the rules for the game at all. They decide what and how they want players on their network to play. if those rules are added to the game or not is totally up to IW and not MLG at all. MLG does not control the game, they have no say so in how the game is.
And no it is not a sport nor seen as such by the majority that play it. It is only a video game meant for fun and minor entertaniment. It is only the wannabe mlg stars that see it as something more and something to be taken serious as if is life and death if you win or not, when really it is not and never will be.
Chess is not a "sport', either, yet people are fascinated by Bobby Fisher and Gary Kasparov, and there are tournaments and championships.
There is no doubt there are skilled players, and if they enjoy competing and can make money doing so, then why not let them have their fun?
You don't have to spectate, or participate in any way, shape, or form.
My only issue with Pro Gamers is when they impose their wants and needs on the game and it impacts the overall community as a whole.
it may not be a physical sport per say but i guess it could be considered a sport since nascar is pretty well considered a sport heck you have close to the same range of movements as a nascar driver just without the g forces and extreme temperatures inside the car on a hot day nah but the people who play mlg are there for a reason: to make money. that is why there are cash prizes for mlg tournaments and professional gamers make a living off of video games and their recorded gameplay. Just look at zzirgrizz for example, he is sponsored and plays professionally and records videos and reviews to post on youtube. He gets paid to do all that all while being paid by google for all the views his original content brings hims. Mlg doesnt actually put their game mode setups and restrictions into ghosts but they are a major influence in the institution of those ideals into the game because many of the big names in the gaming community play a huge role in product testing and development for IW and 3arc, etc.
Nascar is a sport because it is a physically demanding activitiy. It takes more strength and stamina and endurance to drive a nascar then to play a video game ever.
yes I know several are used as tested and the reason why is because iw/3arc are trying to make sure their game is more acceptable to mlg for the possible player base that it would open up meaning more sales. Its all about the money. But getting paid to do something does not make it a sport. Football, baseball, racing were all done long before it became more about the money and were sports at that point in time already.
mlg is just about glory and fandom and money, sports were not originally about that, but just two teams coming to gether to test their skills. where as mlg is about the show and two teams testing a limited skill set.
its all about the money, everything, sadly even alot of churches nowadays are the same way.
yes, the world has gone to crap compared to what it was.. now money is king and everything else.. who gives a damn.. just toss more money at it and it will go away or on the other side.. ask for more money and make promises that will never be met.