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Is gaming a sport?

The definition of a sport is: "an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition" This debate has gone on for a long time; let’s get to the bottom of it. Gaming is NOT a sport and I’ll tell you why. Competitive gaming requires a ton of pure skill, but there is very little physical exertion in gaming. Yes, you move your fingers, and you have to sit there for 12-14 hours through a tournament but the players are not athletes and more like individual coaches. A simple miscalculation can screw you royally and cost you the match, gaming is more mental and reflex based than it is physical.

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Call_me_Ishmael2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

for your brain maybe but with kinect im not sure

EeJLP-2539d ago

Gaming can be competitive, but it's not a sport.

There's not much physical exertion besides picking the right buttons quickly. It's mainly mental, like chess.

Gaming is at least a notch under Curling, Billiards, Golf, Croquet, etc. when it comes to rating it as a sport.

mike90772540d ago

i wouldnt go as far as saying its a sport but only a hobby

PG_Rage2539d ago

what about the players that play it professionally and make money off of it?

Quagmire2539d ago

For Koreans, its more than a sport.

PG_Rage2538d ago

they are celebrities over there...asian girls love em.

rlm422538d ago

What is the definition of sport? "an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition"

Therefore Motion controls such as Kinect where it gives you a workout could be considered a sport.

Commodore2538d ago

If Poker can make it on ESPN....then yes