- Nov 1, 2012
- AFL Club
Fancy a monorail?If we're doing it right Legacy would be a loss. Legacy could be cash positive if we wanted but it wouldn't be a large profit. In 10 - 15 years time esports will be a bigger industry than any league around the globe so in 10-15 years time owning Australias biggest esports organisation will be a very valuable investment and that's why we own legacy and why we would be running legacy at a loss rather than to generate profit. We need to invest into legacy to make them bigger and better than any of their competitors in the country, we need to push them to the top of the ladder rather than just let them live within their means and pocket a few $k each year. We need to push the side up so that when (and it's not an "if" it's a "when") the big money starts rolling into aus eSports we are the obvious choice to choose.
eSports is also a very fertile ground for sports psychology research since you take away pure athletic ability, injuries, umpire error & weather conditions so a players mindset and how it affects performance becomes much more important and measurable. eSports will help make many breakthroughs in sports psychology that will be taken back to regular sports to improve performance (the whole camp fiasco shows how little we know about sports psychology and what will and won't improve performance) and that's why many sporting organisations are so keen to get into eSports, they want to be the first to get that IP.