is mariokart 8 deluxe going to be a esports game

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by Dominator211, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Dominator211

    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

    Oct 15, 2016
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    im watching an episode of a show called bull and it is about esports which got me thinking is mariokart 8 deluxe going to be an esports game also if so how can i sign up
    Last edited by Dominator211, Jul 12, 2017
  2. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 5, 2007
    Nah, it doesn't have the broad appeal. It's also a lot of RNG what items you get that can make or break for you. Something like Smash where you actually need to learn to master the skill. That creates a more appeal to the broader audience.
  3. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 29, 2015
    No, but that would be interesting. Mario Kart relies on luck moreso than talent.
  4. Scarlet

    Scarlet Self-Inflicted Achromatic

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    Mario Kart is really just not suited to be an eSport. Like those above have said, you need luck to do well. Of course, you can remove the dependency on luck by turning off items. The problem you then face is the fact it no longer becomes competitive - rather 12 people doing time trials at the same time, with no way to catch up assuming everybody plays at their peak. The person starting in 1st would always finish in first and you'd have no real game there.
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