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Submitted by HoldenZA 392d ago | news

Call of Duty gamers win gold at XGames

This past weekend saw the kick off of the Austin XGames, the high energy competitive event where the competition is usually based on an extreme sport. This year, however, we saw a significant change as Call of Duty:Ghosts debuted at the event as the first ever eSport to be integrated into the XGames. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Culture, MLG)

HanCilliers  +   392d ago
Really exciting to see eSports at such a prestigious event
venom06  +   392d ago
Kinda stupid to have nerd ass video game playersb at event with actual people that have gotten off their butts and actually performing strenuous, excersize-like actions.... but hey, it's all about money anyway.. you can have CoD tournament at the welfare office and the welfare office will stand to make money... so that's really what it boils down to... all about money.. that's fine. just PLEASE dont call playing videos games an actual sport..
PsylentKiller  +   392d ago
The word sport can be used as it refers to a competition. Sport fishing comes to mind. It's not really a sport to me like video games aren't really a sport. However, calling it a sport really doesn't matter. The word I really don't think they should use is "athlete". The players in these tournaments are: players, competitors, entertainers, etc. Whatever you want to call them is fine but please don't refer to them as athletes just because they play video games.
bosbvok  +   392d ago
Big milestone I think for gamers being included in XGames...
schmoe  +   392d ago
yessir. this is a pretty big deal
aiBreeze  +   392d ago
It's a great step to see games at XGames but Ghosts? They should have went with Black Ops 2.
HoldenZA  +   392d ago
I agree that Black Ops 2 was the better competitive game but you have to go with the latest title when it comes to sponsorship and prizes etc. Especially for console.
Fishy Fingers  +   392d ago
Has no place being at the xgames in my opinion. Guess they consider it mutually beneficial as they appeal to similar demographics.
SwamiOnTheMountain  +   392d ago
Why not put it in the Olympics? It's as boring to watch as soccer is.

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