A team of British gamers have been named the best in the world - and now they are calling for the sport to be included in the Olympics.
Calling it a sport is bad enough. Insisting that it's considered for the Olympics is just plain old insulting. Congrats on the win, but seriously, no.
i concur, as a brit having a "worlds best gaming team" does not make me proud like a british guy/gal winning any olympic sport would.
chess should be included first.
Videogames? are you kidding me? LOL What next? DogSh*t cleaning should be in the Olympics! You should see how fast I can shovel that crap and wash it down a drain.
Nice how much did they win ? i think it should have been more publisised (sp?) I mean it was on SkyOne at about 12 and SkyTwo (most people dont have SkyTwo) I saw bits and pieces of it looked good except for the fact there is only 5 rounds.
Whats with the snore comment? would you be saying the same if the world champions were American? On to the article, Olympics is a bit too far, besides steriods cant help you in gaming! :)
NO. NO olympics. PLEASE.
and should not even be included in the same sentence as sports. It's a competitive activity akin to chess. timmyrulz, what would the origin of the winner have to do with whether or not an activity is boring to another? I love video games but find watching it on tv a bore. It doesn't matter to me where the winner is from. Watching videogames competitively played on tv is about as entertaining as watching soccer. The game draft is a joke of painful proportions. Congrats to the champs, stfu about being in the olympics.
The only reasons I am against Games as an Olympic event are: 1. It is not physical and the Olympics are about sport. (Not a dis to games, in all honesty sports ans games are both pastimes so while some may laugh at games being taken so seriously thinking they are silly, most sports are silly too.) 2. There is no standard for games. Like other media it is subjective, whos to say what they would play? Games should have their own competitions, a media summit of sorts.
Im not an American.
Your profile says you are located in North America, therefore it is understandable people may think you are American.
They obviously havent played Pentagram G-Shock from Poland.
OMG we actually WIN something.
Oh dear lord... They Olympics has enough crap in it now without gaming.
British>>>>>> ;>>>>>>americ ans
so they want to win a medal cus they found a bunch of gamers who are good..stick to the real sports please. Thats why MS has XL events and Sony wil soon have their own sponsored lan events
Just out of curiosity what drink do americans go for I like Coffee and Tea here in Britain but many other drinks from time to time, what of it.If it's somehow hilarious that we drink tea then maybe you should question your understanding of humor a little I mean the whole stereotyping is just absurd.All Americans are supposedly big fat over confident burger guzzling thickies with major attitude problems and although i wouldn't know that to be true, i'm sure not all that are american would agree.On the surface all i can really say is a lot of americans certainly don't suffer with a lack of confidence Seriously though if you're in a game of Halo say and you think the most insulting thing is to talk about how much tea we brits drink, your not really doing the best job of abusing us brits Tally ho chaps off now for a cup of tea
Tally ho dear chap
Coke and Dasani Water thats at least what this American drinks, but hey everyone's living in America Global Capitalism made sure of that lmao. No matter what country I visit there's sure to be a American Cooperate Giant having his or her Burger King, McDonalds ,Coke, Pepsi,ect across the land.
well videogaming is technically a sport, but for most people in aint. I dont think it should be put into the olympics jus yet..maybe in a couple of decades..
I somehow find a lot of false hope for that. If sitting down and playing video games is a sport sleeping must be my Pro.
Wow, dumbasses gaming is not a sport. More a Hobby and or a Addiction. Lmao I never would expect something like this from the UK. Maybe Japan but not the UK this made my day.
There's a girl in their team! O_O
lol i watched that program once, and it was 'american' if you will. Everything was OTT and to be honest the players were low-med. i seen them playing css and they couldnt kill for crap, there low-med players, nothing great.
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