So awful yet so much fun.
The term clown fiesta has seen a fairly steady rise in popularity recently, especially in competitive gaming scenes. It’s being thrown around a bit too much in my opinion, but I still think it’s a neat little bit of terminology for describing a specific kind of gameplay. And the definition transfers well to other sports (and some activities) too. In essence, something can be described as a “clown fiesta” when it’s incredibly sloppy and wild, while being all the more entertaining to watch for it.
Because let’s face it. At the end of the day there’s a whole lot of people who don’t watch (e-)sports for the deep strategies or tight play, they’re just in it for the entertainment. The sick plays, the awful mistakes, the games that swing back-and-forth like crazy. And I honestly can’t blame them!
There will always people criticizing the teams/players whenever a clown fiesta occurs. And yes, it usually isn’t the highest level of play. While it may be interesting to watch a game being played “perfectly” once or twice, it would definitely get rather dull after a while, especially for those who can’t see all the small intricacies the experts can detect.
Fiesta on, I’d say!