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When YouPorn, purveyor of videos with folk shagging in them, put the word out that it was looking to sponsor an eSports team, it wasn’t a gag. The porn site was hoping to find an eSports team or player, particularly from League of Legends, Dota 2 or Hearthstone, to make a deal with. 

It’s found one.

Today, the porn site’s Twitter account revealed that a contract has been drafted and the deal is coming soon. 

(The Twitter feed is, not surprisingly, NSFW)

The curator of sweaty entertainment hasn’t revealed the name of the team that it’ll be sponsoring, but one follower did ask it if it was Virtus.Pro. YouPorn’s response? “Maybe. Maybe not”. 

With eSports seeing more and more mainstream exposure while also combating sexism and general toxicity, team’s being sponsored by porn sites - while somewhat amusing - could be perceived to be a step back. That said, I suspect that a team wearing YouPorn’s tame logo on their t-shirts will do very little tangible harm. Though it might come across as a bit juvenile. 

What do you lovely folk reckon?

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Shriven's picture
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And here is how the hopes of Esports being taken seriously dies.

To thunderous fapping...

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Yes, because one team in one game was sponsored by a porn site. RIP all competitive gaming circles' credibility.

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Mainstream media focus isn't proportional though. Sure, we all know that it's one team out of the entire esports scene, but we're not the ones who need to be convinced of its credibility. The best case scenario is that nobody cares, the worst is that some horrid rag like the Daily Mail runs a story on it and turns something that most non-gaming people had never heard of into something sleazy.

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So many jokes to be made with so little time.

I guess since they are calling themselves athletes, they now have an exercise to srengthen their arms.

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So much for people wanting Esports to be taken seriously. Especially after ESPN being "delighted" by the viewing figures

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I see nothing wrong with this.

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