And those single person sports generate exponentially more interest than Team Based sports, obviously. I mean, Soccer (football), Football (American), Baseball, Basketball, Hockey... those sports don't generate ANY interest, right?
If my ill-advised attempt at e-sarcasm has lost you, what I'm trying to say is: Make Team Events as prevalent as 1v1's and the interest will be generated.
People, in general, prefer to watch team-based events. It's plain fact and is easily demonstrated by examining the number of individuals who enjoy team-based games over single player game.
I've heard and seen many arguments on the matter such as:
Balance issues, unbeatable strategies, the fact that APM/EPM, META, Macro, and Micro skills all come second to... TEAM WORK!
The thing is: If 1 or 2 Strategies prove to be "IMBA" or "OP" then it comes down to: "Which team does that strategy better?" Isn't that what TvT/PvP/or ZvZ is anyways? So... how is it any more imbalanced that it already is?
The fact is - Teamwork is much more difficult to accomplish than training yourself to click and hit Hot-Keys really fast.
Timing's have to by synchronized. Units must compliment each-other. Attacks coordinated.
Granted - The 1v1 is still the best way to determine the absolute "Best Players" in the world. Without a doubt. Grandmasters, as in chess, are Solo players. The undisputed best of the best.
However - Would "Magic Johnson" make the cut of the top 10 Best 1v1 Basketball players of all time? Probably not - But he is one of the top 10 of all time. His TEAMWORK skills made him one of the best (blah blah teamwork + aids jokes blah).
People like watching teams. People also enjoy watching solo events, and obviously enjoy playing them. But, as is the truth in the rest of the sports world:
TEAM SPORTS ARE MORE POPULAR.
So, may I please ask for some 2's, 3's, and/or 4's action in the "Professional Circuit"?