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Are e-sports sports

Started by Thyme, July 05, 2018, 08:34:39 PM

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Are e-sports sports

yes
5 (83.3%)
no
1 (16.7%)

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Thyme

imvho and personal definition of sport, a sport is a competitive game with a set of rules in which success depends on physical ability

now, mind you, physical ability doesn't necessarily mean physical effort
a sport doesn't necessarily need intense cardio to be a sport

e-sports games need a lot of strategy, but they also rely on physical abilities
you can't compete in starcraft if you can't do those moves per seconds
you can't compete in csgo if you can't react fast enough

so that would includes not-that-intense competitive activities such as:

golf
bowling
darts
billiards
video games

and would exclude:

poker
chess (awdood;)

Big Goop


Magyarorszag

The International Olympic Committee recognizes chess as a sport, and for that reason, I don't see why e-"""sports""" couldn't also be a sport. smithicide;

and success in e-sports really does in many cases heavily depend upon physical abilities like reaction time, hand-eye coordination, hand/arm strength, etc. (much more so than chess or card games do for example), but e-sports don't depend on overall physical fitness the way more traditional sports like running do

Samus Aran

i don't really see why e-sports can't be "sports"

and tec already stated my reasons:

Quote from: Magyarorszag on July 05, 2018, 08:49:06 PM
success in e-sports really does in many cases heavily depend upon physical abilities like reaction time, hand-eye coordination, hand/arm strength, etc.


but either way this is definitely another one of those debates i've never understood the point of

YPrrrr

Not a sport but it's good marketing.

Poker billiards etc shouldnt really be considered sports either but w/e.

I have no definition to support this of course n_u

C.Mongler

I'd say yes, but I also don't care what a sport is defined as at all

antmaster5000

yeah because melee is more demanding and difficult than any actual sport

David

I’d say yes for much the same reasons Thyme laid out in his original post.  I think it’s a little silly to be marketing them as sports, but this could also be my inate jealousy speaking as I haven’t been able to turn my love of truck simulation games into a viable career.


But honestly I don’t think I’d enjoy it as much tbh

YPrrrr

July 06, 2018, 07:56:49 PM #8 Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 10:53:25 AM by YPargh
Quote from: antmaster5000 on July 06, 2018, 05:35:20 PM
yeah because melee is more demanding and difficult than any actual sport
I dunno you're semi-pro in melee so :|

jk ilu

Magyarorszag

it's sports to the extent that competitive masturbation is sports (reaction time, hand-eye coordination, hand/arm strength, etc.)

David

Quote from: Magyarorszag on July 06, 2018, 10:19:06 PM
it's sports to the extent that competitive masturbation is sports (reaction time, hand-eye coordination, hand/arm strength, etc.)
well yeah you don’t want to be the one who cums last on the cookie

YPrrrr

Quote from: David on July 07, 2018, 11:36:21 AM
Quote from: Magyarorszag on July 06, 2018, 10:19:06 PM
it's sports to the extent that competitive masturbation is sports (reaction time, hand-eye coordination, hand/arm strength, etc.)
well yeah you don’t want to be the one who cums last on the cookie
The one time you are punished for longevity

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