01/20/2012 10:34 AMPosted by DawkinsStreamcheating has no effect on esports.
Except for how pro players can't stream effectively when they're facing people who stream snipe or stream cheat. When that happens, viewers lose interest. And viewers are the ones who drive e-sports, since it's our viewership that generates the ad revenue, we who motivate the investment into e-sports.
Allowing this to continue does stifle e-sports.
For example. Say that someone new to watching SC2 is tuning into IdrA's stream. IdrA gets stream sniped and/or cheated by Deezer. It's really not entertaining and IdrA turns off his stream. This new viewer now had a negative outlook on viewing streams.