Gamereactor fikk nylig møte Nintendos Eiji Aonuma for å snakke om The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, og på tampen av intervjuet spurte vi hva spillskaperens tanker er når det kommer til esport. Det viser seg at han har litt blandede følelser:
"I think esports follows a fairly natural evolution of the practices in video games. This is not a bad thing in itself, but I fear that some do everything to ride this esport wave at the expense of the basic desire that was to make a good video game. I am afraid that everyone will want to take advantage of this growth to design games designed specifically for esports, which could harm their creations. But I find it amusing, and even very interesting in a certain way to see that video games are now becoming a sport. I hope it will grow further."
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