Why comparing games is a good thing

‘Chiu on this’ is a short and regular opinion blast

I got into a discussion with someone a while back about the fruitlessness of comparing different players from different esports or sports in general. The essential problem was that each player, each scene, and each game is so different that there is no objective way to do it, that it almost certainly must be subjective. I agree with that point, but rather than shy away from making such comparisons, I embrace them. The reason I do that is because it forces me to describe why I think certain factors are more important in each game or scene rather than equivocate.

The problem lies in trying to sale your subjectivity as objectivity, something I don’t think anyone should bother trying to do.

Also I think it’s fun, which is really why I’m here to begin with.

Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers. You can reach him at Stephen@Slingshotesports.com

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