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There are worse things you could show people than this Netflix documentary about esports

Just ignore some of it

I hardly ever watch documentaries, but I couldn't say no when Netflix offered to fill 18 minutes of my time with chat about why we haven't discovered extraterrestrial life. I've been boring people with excited gibber about the Fermi paradox for years, so I wasn't expecting to learn anything new. I did want to find out if that episode of "Explained" was worth recommending to people though, and I was pleased to discover that - for the most part - it is. Though this article is way better.

Then I saw they'd done one on esports, and watched that for the same reason. I'm going to tentatively recommend it to the next person who asks me why I like clicking on wizards so much, but I will have CAVEATS.

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Matt Cox: Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.
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