I didn't always like watching sports, when I was young I in fact hated all sports for a long time and scoffed. But then once when I was a teen I went to a bar in Frankfurt during World Cup, I didn't even know a Germany match was on, but the atmosphere and partying were intoxicating. That's what changed my mind, the community get-ogether. I wouldn't say I'm hooked, but I do enjoy cheering for Germany now every World Cup.
When it comes to eports it hasn't become a real life community event yet, I am waiting for bars full of people watching Smash Bros or Mario Kart, being a former heavy weight player in those games I would love to cheer for e-athletes in a pub.