Topic-icon ESPN tells pro gamer to change Street Fighter character’s costume

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3 weeks 4 days ago #46111 by Kazara
Kazara created the topic: ESPN tells pro gamer to change Street Fighter character’s costume
en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/19/espn-has-pro-street-fighter-player-change-characters-skimpy-outfit-due-to-broadcast-standards/

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While Cammy’s standard bodysuit does indeed show a lot of skin, critics of ESPN’s request assert that the same could be said of the clothing worn by real-world female athletes in certain sports. However, since Cammy is a purely digital construction whose movement isn’t restricted or slowed by additional fabric, one could also argue that there’s no performance-based reason the character can’t cover up.

As e-sports continue to grow, they’re attracting the attention of entities outside the traditional linked circles of video game developers and fans. With that greater exposure comes increased investment and revenue, helping events like Evo grow to scales far beyond what would have been possible in the past, but connecting to more mainstream strata of media and its users means a new set of attitudes and values to mesh with, and this may not be the last time ESPN, or another organization of its ilk, takes issue with something many hard-core gamers have grown accustomed to seeing over the course of 20-plus years.

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