YouPorn interested in sponsoring Dota 2, HearthStone or LoL eSports team

Saturday, 12th July 2014 17:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

If it weren’t for file sharing, gaming and porn, the Internet may have flopped long ago. I firmly believe this, and to prove just how popular the more titular of the three is, one video uploading site is considering the possibility of sponsoring an eSports team.

Free adult video site YouPorn posted on Twitter that it is considering sponsoring a Dota 2, Hearthstone or League of Legends team, and asked if any would be interested in said sponsorship.

“Do we have any competitive LoL, DOTA2, or HeartStone [not my typo mind you - SN] players following us? What do you think about YouPorn sponsoring a team?”

You can see the responses through the link to the tweet.

I really don’t know what else to say regarding this, but thanks for the laugh NeoGAF.



  1. Tormenter

    OK, how many people actually have the wisdom and intelligence to disagree with this?

    #1 5 months ago
  2. Jonabob87

    @Tormenter Me. This is a mixture of sad, funny and worrying.

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Darkfield

    @Tormenter people use those services anyway, them wanting to sponsor a team only shows their business is booming and they want it to boom even more. I’m completely indifferent to this as I’m not part of the crowd of any of those games. Besides, Brazzers sponsored players in tournaments before. It is’t exactly a new thing.

    And I’m not so hung up on moral dilemmas of the issue either. People speak against porn in public they have secrets stashes of it in their private space. I’m not judging mind you, I’m just stating the facts, they might not be applicable to everyone but they still cover a large portion of people.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. Game Hunter

    @Darkfield seriously,there are so many men and boys in schools with their smartphones filled with porn movies,while they’ll show an innocent face in front of their relatives.can’t blame them though,because it seems that the Cultural Invasion is affecting them :D

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Darkfield

    @Game Hunter Well if you’re referring to our situation it’s different. Here due to separation of male and female in multiple layers of society from early childhood to adulthood, from primary to high school, boys and girls are separated by state law, friendships exist only on emotional level and even then it is completely a hush-hush deal, completely hidden from parents and every other adults alive.

    Well at least it was so when I was growing up, I’m surprised to see how things are different these days , since parents usually know if their children seeing anyone and children are not as secretive as my generation when it comes to relationship business. Still, sex is mostly off the table, it’s a touchy subject specially since men in our country are genuine pigs, they’d soil and spoil but when it comes to marriage they all wanna marry freaking virgins. As if they themselves are saints. Had no intimate interaction outside of marriage, not even with their right hands.

    Anyhow, in a backward society like ours, porn is sadly useful, I’m going as far to say even educational, because well people never get to see stuff until they are well passed adulthood. Fun fact, there’s a university course – regardless of the field of study – about how these things works, practically you’re prohibited by state-law to know stuff like that until you’re 20-ish or married.

    #5 5 months ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    Careers counsellors all over America have just let out a collective “ffs”.

    #6 5 months ago
  7. Froseidon

    Something is incredibly off about this. Also, who the hell is gonna opt to be sponsored by them? I am pretty sure that (in at least League of Legends), some game’s ToS prevents pro-teams from being sponsored by porn websites.

    Furthermore, if other media outlets get wind of this, gaming is going to get another bunch of negative pieces in tabloids, etc.

    #7 5 months ago
  8. Erthazus

    and WHY NOT? :D

    #8 5 months ago
  9. Game Hunter

    @Darkfield the separation is good someways,and bad in the other.they say that the girls are usually smarter than boys in education fields (the university graduation rates prove it).with merging the boys and girls,the boys can learn how to get better.although male students in our country are mostly interested in the sexual aspect of the merging.

    #9 5 months ago
  10. Erthazus

    I seriously need to be good at LoL. I’m only Platinum 2.

    FUCK. I need to get hurry.

    Hurr durr.

    #10 5 months ago
  11. Game Hunter

    @Erthazus because esports are not adults only.with those open to everyone, the people below 18 years will be affected by the porn the sponsorship is highly unlikely to be accepted by Riot and Valve.

    #11 5 months ago
  12. Rosseu


    I dunno sounds catchy. I can’t wait to see how many memes would come out of it

    #12 5 months ago
  13. ChristopherJack

    It’s not as if the team being sponsored is going to have display or participate in any of YouPorn’s content so I don’t see the issue tbh. I see porn sites & the like advertising everywhere online, all the team will have to do is wear the YouPorn banner.

    #13 5 months ago
  14. TheWulf

    It’s not likely to happen. I always felt that society was so bizarre about this.

    One watches a video of an ethical, consensual, tasteful sex scene in a public place.

    Result: Even though the sex scene was harmless and between adults, it’s still a social taboo that will result in the herd socially excising the individual. It’s usually because of the children.

    One watches a trailer for a video game in a public place, which revolves around a barbaric example of a human being gunning down everyone in sight, including potential innocents.

    Result: No one bats an eyelid. No child could be harmed by that.

    One watches a trailer like the above, except the character drops an F-bomb.


    It says a lot about our culture, I think. The above doesn’t describe my ideal world.

    #14 5 months ago
  15. silkvg247

    I really don’t see why anyone in the world has an issue with porn. It’s just sex. Kind of a natural and normal thing to do.

    #15 5 months ago
  16. Kreion

    Well, one’s real life and one’s a video game – your argument holds no validity there. In fact showing that fantasy and reality are not one and the same has been a point of contention for many forms of media which depict fictional graphic content. So good job taking a step back on that one.

    Other than that it’s true that western society does seem to have odd priorities when it comes to ‘protecting’ the children. But I would also add that the ‘society’ you mention is (presumably) American. Values differ depending on what part of the word you are in, what is acceptable in America may not be in the UK, or in another country.

    #16 5 months ago
  17. stretch215

    @15 +100000

    #17 5 months ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    @silkvg247 , I have a very simple issue with porn. Its over-exposure is making people bored with vanilla sex.

    Back in the bad old days, guys would get excited over a racy ankle. Now nothing short of an anal prolapse is considered shocking.

    Still history is cyclical, enjoy the depravity whilst you can.


    #18 5 months ago
  19. DarkElfa

    Yawn, anal prolapse is so yesterday.

    #19 5 months ago
  20. Digital Bamboo

    There may be a moral gray area here when you consider how many of those videos are posted without the consent of both participants; either by angry ex’s, partners getting revenge for catching their bf/gf/spouse cheating, or people taking them off of others computers without their knowledge.

    #20 5 months ago
  21. Digital Bamboo

    * rather, without the consent of ALL participants. As I imagine not every video is between just 2 people.

    #21 5 months ago

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