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Why esports will never be considered sports.

#61Worknofun370Posted 7/14/2014 3:07:52 PM
libertango posted...
That's just me..


Cool story bro.

It doesn't matter what you refer to things as though. Literally makes zero difference to what they actually are.
#62BogePosted 7/14/2014 3:11:08 PM
What an athletic fella.
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#63libertangoPosted 7/15/2014 5:32:19 AM(edited)
Worknofun370 posted...
libertango posted...
That's just me..


Cool story bro.

It doesn't matter what you refer to things as though. Literally makes zero difference to what they actually are.


Since people don't agree on the definition of sports and the degree of athleticism required (athleticism being a relative term), I think that common usage of the word does matter. It tells us how we naturally categorize something.

I apologize for infringing on your right to make up official definitions for words and complain about how people use them.
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#64pothocketPosted 7/15/2014 5:44:50 AM
It won't be taken seriously as a sport until two things happen

A) a game is designed from the ground up to function as an arena for professional competition. None of this commercial grade garbage designed around random teams of strangers playing together.

B) Regulated equipment. Every sport regulates equipment. Can you imagine if Baseball just let players use whatever bats they wanted? It'd be a cluster ****. E-sports needs to have players using stock equipment, creating an even playing field, thus keeping the focus on player skill.

Competitive gaming will NEVER be taken seriously as a sport unless both of those things happen
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#65VindrisPosted 7/15/2014 6:16:56 AM
sport - an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

Physical exertion is the main key here. Most video games require minimal physical exertion... Not enough to be considered a sport IMO. But who cares. It still involves individuals or teams competing against others for entertainment. And it is entertaining to a lot of people.
#66Killah PriestPosted 7/15/2014 6:22:34 AM
Don't confuse sports with athletics

should esports be considered a sport? yes
are people that compete in esports athletes? no
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#67Worknofun370Posted 7/15/2014 6:33:57 AM(edited)
libertango posted...
Since people don't agree on the definition of sports and the degree of athleticism required (athleticism being a relative term), I think that common usage of the word does matter. It tells us how we naturally categorize something.


What you personally define/use something as doesn't matter. The semantic's behind if eSports fits the definition of sports does. Two different things.

I apologize for infringing on your right to make up official definitions for words and complain about how people use them.


Cause i've done anything remotely like that, right slugger?
#68Worknofun370Posted 7/15/2014 6:36:22 AM
Vindris posted...
Physical exertion is the main key here. Most video games require minimal physical exertion... Not enough to be considered a sport IMO.


Just curious, where in that definition does it say anything about needing a certain minimum level of physical exertion? Since it doesn't say that anywhere, why are you trying to impose a minimum level?
#69ElementalWindPosted 7/15/2014 6:41:00 AM
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#70pothocketPosted 7/15/2014 6:47:49 AM
Right, moving the mouse and interacting with a keyboard/controller is a physical activity. It doesn't happen via mind control.

If you guys are going to have a stick up your butt over the technicalities of a definition, well two can play that game.
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