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I dont understand MLG people and trying to say videogames is a sport..

#1Critcal50Posted 8/18/2014 12:18:04 PM
I do take games seriously when I play them.

I'll often get annoyed when someone cant do something simple on a co op game. But still try and do it, when we all know they'll fail. Then put all the effort to waste.

I get pretty competitive. I play to win, most of the time at least. There are times when I mess around, but still with the objective to beat them.

But what I dont understand is..

Why are people trying to call videogames a sport? Whats up with all these MLG labels everywhere?
#2TimePharaohPosted 8/18/2014 12:18:52 PM
br0 get rekt
#3MahoganyTooth92Posted 8/18/2014 12:20:44 PM
People like to call it a sport, because it's easier on everyone if they just relate it to physical sports, but slap an E on the beginning.
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#4jake-sfPosted 8/18/2014 12:25:18 PM(edited)
Apparently, "competitive" or "professional" gaming is not good enough.

I don't get it myself.

Calling it sports don't change ****.
#5MaouSadoPosted 8/18/2014 12:26:09 PM
Just the evolved form of the desperate attempt of unkempt gamers trying to garner attention from the female persuasion.

After all, all women love people who play sports.
#6MuintirPosted 8/18/2014 1:03:53 PM
I dont understand the whole sports thing either. I mean its always been considered a hobby.
#7Worknofun370Posted 8/18/2014 1:06:26 PM
Ahh yes

Another topic where people are (and will continue) to get straight up pissed that people call e-sports a sport. I love me some GameFAQs.
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#8pothocketPosted 8/18/2014 1:11:37 PM
Muintir posted...
I dont understand the whole sports thing either. I mean its always been considered a hobby.

You don't understand how people can turn a competitive playing field into a sport?
#9BogePosted 8/18/2014 1:18:03 PM(edited)
I think there are two reasons:

1. When they travel to gaming competitions, they get the same Vesa that other athletes get, so they automatically think they're competitors in a sport.

2. They're tired of being called nerds, geeks, losers, so they're saying they are competitive athletes to put them in the same league with the "cool" kids that used to pick on them.

Just call them E-games and be done with it.
#10KillerTrufflePosted 8/18/2014 1:21:20 PM
Yes, it sounds funny to me too, but until people stop considering chess a sport, there's not a whole lot to room complain about PC/video games...

Besides, how many organized sports today *didn't* start off as just a hobby or something to do for fun at some point?
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