Is eSports a real sport? [Interview] – Shootmania dev weighs in (IncGamers)

IncGamers: Toss up the question of whether eSports is a really a sport at all and you’ll typically get one of two responses; either an absolute no, or a yes coupled with a venomous attack for even implying that it might not be.

Clearly, the answer is not simply. Although, just for the record, I’m firmly (and rightly) on the not-a-sport side.

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Qrphe1505d ago

Is chess a sport?

Then, when why should any eSport be a sport then?

I love competitive videogaming (and I'm sure most people on N4G do as well), but c'mon, no amount of competitiveness will make SC2 or LoL a physical activity.

Pic related, look at the guy, such an athelete!

NYC_Gamer1504d ago

holding a controller/pressing keys on the kb isn't a sport

Faelan1504d ago

Meh... in my world, sport involves physical activity.

The word game on the other hand, can be both physical and/or mental and can be just as competitive as anything else, sports included. But I guess they want to use a different word to differentiate it from casual Joe Couchpotatoe playing a bit of SC2 during the weekend.

Again, meh - doesn't matter much to me. What's wrong with using, say, pro-gaming instead though? Isn't that what it used to be called? Not fancy enough? Is it because things now have to be eThis and iThat to sound modern?

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