Petition to International Olympic Committee
Let eSports be considered a real sport #eSportsIsSport
Why isn’t eSports considered sports? I’m Holly, I’m 13 years old and I love gaming. As both a player and an avid fan a lot of my time is devoted to video games, in particular Overwatch. I’m sure many of you, especially of the older generation, will say that this is a ‘waste of time’ and that I should be doing something useful. So many people think this, including my dad. I try to explain that it is a complex strategic activity promoting teamwork and rapid descion making but he just laughs and says it’s ‘only a game’. What about football? That’s just a game, and personally I view it the same way people who disregard video games view them, a pointless activity where grown men run around and are paid ridiculous amounts of money for it. That doesn’t mean I don’t recognise it as a sport, and I do respect and understand the commitment and hard work it takes to reach that level. It’s the exact same with eSports. Pro gamers put hours and hours into the games, working on mechanical skills such as aim and gamesense, positioning and in the case of team based games synergy. Gaming teams are also incredibly supportive of each other and are often seen laughing, joking and having fun together during and outside of tournaments. The above picture shows Team EnVyUs, the first eSports team to go to Korea and win a tournament after months of extreme practice and immense skill. Gamers put in just as much effort and yet because it is a different type than people are used to, tactical knowledge and fast reflexes, too many simply right it off, ignoring the facts and statistics to show that it is just as popular as many ‘mainstream’ sports. Gaming teams are also incredibly supportive of each other and are often seen laughing, joking and having fun together during and outside of tournaments. The above picture shows Team EnVyUs, the first eSports team to go to Korea and win a tournament. Just one example is Overwatch League, most if not all streams reach over 100,000 viewers and this figure is even bigger for games such as playoffs. This is only the first season. I don’t know a lot about traditional sports but I doubt that they can all boast such impressive figures. It makes me sad and angry to see people insulting the things I love, so I want to give people like that a challenge; if you’re the type to insult video games and gamers why don’t you give them a try? Once you’ve seen what they’re like you may just change your mind. Hopefully one day our community will be recognised and although there is already talks of gaming in the 2024 Paris olympics, I hope this petition could help the committee see that gaming is a recognised and worthy sport (and on a personal note it would be amazing if Overwatch was there.) If we do get professional gamers into the Olympics then that would finally show that they do respect and admiration just as traditional atheletes already do. Thank you for reading and please take the time to share on social media with #eSportsIsSport
Petition to Epic Games
South African Servers For Fortnite By Epic Games
South Africa is a very competitive country when it comes to E-Sports and gaming. We participate in many titles and in some titles even gained world cup wins. Fortnite is growing rapidly and we would love to join in as we have some really skilled and devoted players. The sad and unfortunate part is we cannot practice and compete optimally due to the latency and ping being so high. We have a lot of fun playing and competing in Fortnite but high latency kills the overall experience and competitive aspect of the game itself. With a 200 ping constantly it is not only annoying South African players, but it is annoying the other 20-40 ping players from EU or US. This petition is to get Epic Games to notice the call from the growing south african community in need of Local South African servers.
Petition to The Walt Disney Company
Disney, please sell the rights to 'Monkey Island' back to its creator Ron Gilbert
Do the right thing Disney, give the intellectual property rights for Monkey Island back to its progenitor, who intends to make great content with it. Please, if you're not going to do anything with it, let the original artist have back this proverbial paintbrush, he's the only one worthy of wielding it. You'd be enabling the creation of art, the possibility the world would get to enjoy another adventure in a beloved land conceived back in 1988, akin to the cult classics of 'The Secret of Monkey Island' & 'Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge'. Please Disney, we want to be a pirate. Please sign if you share these sentiments.
Petition to Nintendo
Nintendo Please Fix your Supply and Preorder Issues
Hello gamers, As you are probably aware, Nintendo have a record for handling supply and preorders poorly recently. First it started with Amiibo, then NES Mini, then the Nintendo Switch, and now the SNES Mini. Quite often there’s usually such a low supply, preorders run out within minutes of them going live. It’s gotten to the point in Japan where hundreds of people enter lotteries in retailers only when there is a handful of Switches in stock. There have also been issues where preorders go up without any notification, such as the SNES Mini in North America. Fair enough, some products are under a limited run, but isn’t it a bit poor that they go out of stock literally as soon as they go live? Oh, and to make matters worse there’s also the scalper situation. If you are fed up with the way Nintendo has handled things on this front then please do sign this petition. This could be the chance to really show Nintendo how fed up is fans are. Regards Leon
Petition to International Game Technology, EA Games, GameStop
New Boxing Game: Fight Night Champion 2
There is no doubt about it. Boxing IS on the rise again. The excitement and entertainment the sport brings to the masses is unquestionably breathtaking. With Anthony Joshuas stoppage win over Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight clash that can only be described as a modern classic and the announcement of Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovikin (due to fight later on this year) which is predicted to be an immense showdown, boxing IS booming. It is therefore a request that I, along with many other boxing fans around the world believe there should be another boxing game such as the highly rated Fight Night series. It would mean a great deal to the boxing community as well as many casual fans to be given an opportunity to relive the great moments from fighters, old and new, all over again. Thank you for your time.
Petition to Epic Games
Keep Paragon alive!
Paragon is an amazing game that many of us as players have poured countless hours into. The fact that epic is cancelling this game is incredibly saddening but if fortnite hadn't been such a success due to the popularity of the BR genre paragon would still be with us. I put forward the idea that Epic keep the servers for paragon open even if they leave the game as it is right now I would be more than happy. All I want is to come home and be able to turn on paragon and play with my friends, what am I going to do now? Please Epic, re-consider, killing paragon isn't the right move here so everyone please sign this petition for so that maybe we can somehow convince Epic to change the course of this amazing game. Thank you.
Petition to Nintendo
Waluigi for Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Forever in Smash Bros history, Poor Waluigi has always been tossed into the shadows, trapped inside an assist trophy for all eternity. Until now! You would have to be living under a rock right now to not know that many fans of Super Smash Bros were complaining about Waluigi being revealed as an assit trophy (yet again) in the latest installment. Sign this petition in a hope to bring Waluigi to the roster and end this greif! Its not too late for the developers to add him... Then and only then, can the tagline ‘everyone is here’ can be true. Thank you for your support.
Petition to SEGA
Yakuza on Xbox One
With Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami recently announced for Steam, we would finally like to see this wonderful franchise make its debut on the Xbox platform. Sony have no exclusivity with these games they just pass Xbox for no apparent reason. We belive many people would show support for this franchise on Xbox and with Yakuza being popular in the West right now, we belive now is the best time to release it.