It may seem like "regular" sports are very different from modern eSports, but are they really? Looking back at the roots of modern competitive sports will show striking similarities to the emergence of eSports in the world today.
playing video games isn't a sport. and why in the hell is actual sports in quotation marks?
Yes, there is a massive difference. A football player risks breaking their neck playing and is in tip-top physical shape. I watched as teammates leg snaps like a twig and the bone rip out of his flesh. Yet the only thing he cared about was playing again ASAP. The training is insane. Hell esp in training camp. You will sweat, You will bleed, You will puke. You will pop joints out of place and may even break something more than once. When the final regular season game is over you will know if the sacrifice was worth it. Playing video games isn't a sport. A person sitting in a fake race car chair drinking Redbull with a potbelly isn't an athlete and it takes an athlete to play a sport.
How come eSport can't be its own word? A sport does not have the same meaning as eSport correct?
I'm actually told that "eSport" is actually trademarked :/ Bummer
Video games are not a sport stop deluding yourselves
I don't consider videogames a sport but they do share a commonality that a sport plays a game so in that regard they're similar. The main difference is the amount of physicality involved. However whomever wrote this article definitely wins 2019's semantics award so far.
VR games have more sport in them than eSports.
Competition can always technically become a “sport” if you want to be a dick about it. Playing games is not a real sport in a general sense though. Or else poker is a sport by that definition too. The “sport” is just betting money on something to be honest. Owners buying teams like the Yankees, less wealthy but long standing teams and underdogs using sponsors. Giant prize pools. Money is the “sport” in most things.
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