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Are E Sports An Actual Sport

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Could you maybe quote me next time?

 

Anyway. To keep this somewhat in topic. I think both esports and golf are sports, not just playing a game. Sure both are for entertainment and each targets certain activity. Golf, as you said, keeping fitness of senior folk. Video games making consentration, reactions focus etc. better in age when you need to sharpen those skills. They both have pretty good skill measuring system too for new players to get into it. At low level its easy to succeed but as you get better, the competition, or in golf handicap, gets tougher. Thats gives always something to compete for.

 

I see that you haven't actually tried golf yourself. At pro level they don't carry bags themselves but nor do they all the time drive with carts. Does Usain Bolt bring all his own gear to field? Propably not, he has someone to do it for him. That is not why sports are sport. Pro gamers actually still carry their own gear into events and do setups themselves. But even they have coaches to help out. Sport isn't about gear or those supporting the athlete/gamer. Its more about their skill and consistency.

 

 

the measurement is simple.  what is the increase in one's heartrate from a minimally active standing state over the course of a golf game extraneous of excitement and exposure to the elements?  how long are the spikes sustained?  it's no higher than someone shopping in the mall. that is WHY golf is recommended.  it does NOT cause a spike in heart rate, requires the minimal amount of physical(walking), is entertaining, and transportation is simple in case of injury from slipping (relative to being stuck halfway up a mountain).

 

you seem to think that calling something a game is demeaning.  not sure why to be honest.

 

you also seem to think that carrying a keyboard counts as 'requires strength' and 'going to the gym will make it easier for me to carry a keyboard to the desk so i can do better in the game'.  again.  not sure why.

 

 

 

i've actually played golf albeit nowhere near professional grade or i'd be on tv making big bucks.  personally is more boring than fishing, but if you oike it, no reason to stop because it's not rigorous activity that causes long term damage to joints.

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you seem to think that calling something a game is demeaning.  not sure why to be honest.

 

Not really. I'm just saying that calling something sport just because it takes more from your physical condition isn't right way to cathegorize things. Something being a game seems in this thread to be same as just hobby style or amateur and shouldn't have anything professional or relations to "sport". Its more like people think calling something sport makes it more elite than other games/hobbies/entertainment.


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 Its more like people think calling something sport makes it more elite than other games/hobbies/entertainment.

 

well, if we agree on nothing else.  we can agree on this ;)

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I think that if chess is a sport what makes it different than DotA or LoL? I argue with a lot of people about how E-Sports are actually sports just the way that chess or Nascar racing are sports. I think in the future it will be more accepted and called a sport. I would rather watch a DotA match instead of a football game. I dont follow football or basketball or anything but I kind of follow Dota and love watching it. 

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Yes, if darts, snooker/pool and motorsports are sports then so are Esports


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so does golf.  so does poker.  that's why they're not sports.

 

Golf isn't a sport now, my god that's probably one of the dumbest things I've read on the internet so far this year. If you think you don't need to be in least good health for Golf, throw your back out and swing a club, I dare you

 

 

you also seem to think that carrying a keyboard counts as 'requires strength' and 'going to the gym will make it easier for me to carry a keyboard to the desk so i can do better in the game'.  again.  not sure why.

 

Ok, for the last time this is why esports players go to the gym, at least the good ones do. Being able to hold that level of reaction times, to be able to multi-task that well, and to perform at maximum efficiency, they need to be fit. There's a quote I'm going to pull straight from Full Metal Alchemist because it sums this up quite well:

"To train the mind, one must first train the body"

 

And there is research to support that. It's why they say you should exercise in between studying, same principle.

 

 

I argue with a lot of people about how E-Sports are actually sports just the way that chess or Nascar racing are sports. I think in the future it will be more accepted and called a sport.

 

That's been like, 90% of this thread so far, that 90% of people are completely missing the point on.

 

 
 

a sport has at least 2 of the following 3 points:

requires good cardio (heart and lung performance)

requires skill

requires strength (growing more muscle mass improves your performance)

 

 

I mean, if we go down the cardio/pure strength aspect, a lot of what we already define as "sport" is in fact, not "sport". I mean, we pulled the whole motorsports thing already, but in olympic sports alone, we'd omit at least these:

-Golf: because apparently that's not a real sport

-Equestrian: because it's the horse that does all the hard work, it's just the person controlling the horse that gets the credit

-Archery and Shooting: Because there is literally no strength or cardio involved, at least not to the extent of them being classified a "real sport"

-Table tennis: Because like you actually move around in Table Tennis

-Sailing

-Possibly synchronized swimming

 

There's like, 20-25% of Olympic sports that aren't real sports by your definition


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It's not about the sport being a sport or no, nobody cares about that

 

It's the competition

 

I can host a egg throwing event and declare it's a sport because of competition


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LMFAO

 

did you actually quote the wrong posts?

 

i am DEFINITELY submitting this for all the relevant reports.

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