After Jimmy Kimmel ridiculed the excitement gamers showed over YouTube Gaming, Google’s new gaming and e-sports site — “When I was a kid, you only watched other kids play video games when you ran out of quarters” — furious commenters took to YouTube to trash Kimmel in what he called “the most disliked video we’ve ever posted to YouTube.”
Kimmel addressed the hordes on his show last night, insisting, “Watching people play video games isn’t like watching football; it’s like watching people play fantasy football.”
Here is the original bit:
And the follow-up:
Your thoughts? Is it only a matter of time before major networks begin jockeying to carry broadcast rights for e-sports?