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    Is Video gaming a sport

    Doing a college research paper on a argumentative subject. Im looking for people opinions on if video gaming can be considered a sport. Me being a competive junkie when it comes video games. i have competed in tornaments and legues on different variety of games. starcraft, wow arenas, call of duty, and rainbow six and etc. i strongly believe video games is a sport.

    Looking for some good feedback

    Thanks ahead of time

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    It is a competition, not a sport. And yes, there is a difference.
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    maybe not an actual sport, but competitive gaming is still an esport, it still takes a great deal of skill and dedication to be the very best.
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    I wouldn't call it a sport. Being an ex-hardcore raider and a semi-professional swimmer i'd say it's two fundamentally different things.

    But then again, people call chess and poker sports.

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    Never heard of e-sport?

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    Sure, why not..

    Next time when someone asks what I'm doing with my spare time, I'll say I'm focusing on a sport.. or on second though, maybe not.

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    i have. im looking for other people opinion on this post. my arguement and opinion can only go so far

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    Mmmmm.. Naa not really lol. More of just a entertainment thing.

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    It depends on how you want to put it.

    There's "Sport" and then "ESport" which some people like to differentiate.
    ESport (Electronic Sport), is just the same as a form of competition as sport.

    Sport in history has been considered always having a physical aspect to it all. If you're going by history, no it isn't a sport, if you're going by current day and use, it'd be an ESport.

    Both of em provide entertainment to each their viewers, question just becomes do you deem the activity a sport or not.
    Personally it's a sport due to modern times, despite never caring about competitions to begin with.

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    Yes, it could be. Provided the games involved are well balanced so that the player skill is the most important when deciding a winner, not class mechanics, RNG and what not.

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    "I am an ESportsman"

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    ---------- Post added 2012-11-27 at 10:50 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    Sport in history has been considered always having a physical aspect to it all. If you're going by history, no it isn't a sport, if you're going by current day and use, it'd be an ESport.
    ESport is NOT the same as sport, therefore, it is still not a sport.

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    Is chess a sport?

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    absolutely not.

    not even close.

    and no, chess isn't a sport either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varyk View Post
    absolutely not.

    not even close.

    and no, chess isn't a sport either.
    So I guess for you sport implies a physical focus, right?

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    No. To me a sport involves physical exertion. Chess, for example, is not a sport, I don't care what anyone else says.

    Now, can VGs be played competitively? Sure. But I would not consider it a sport.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-27 at 06:17 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by dahorst View Post
    So I guess for you sport implies a physical focus, right?
    That's the way I've always understood the word "sport."

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    There is no global definition for the word sport.
    Most of the times a criteria is: exersice/movement.

    I personally don't think you can call gaming a sport.

    By the way making a poll on this site isn't probably the best place to get a 'neutral/objective' point of view.
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    Is snooker a sport?

    Darts?

    Archery?

    Skateboarding?

    Wheres the line drawn?
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    I place chess and video games into the same category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Is snooker a sport?

    Darts?

    Archery?

    Skateboarding?

    Wheres the line drawn?
    Archery and skateboarding would require athleticism. Darts, not so much. Snooker/Pool/Billiards, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orissa View Post
    No. To me a sport involves physical exertion. Chess, for example, is not a sport, I don't care what anyone else says.

    Now, can VGs be played competitively? Sure. But I would not consider it a sport.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-27 at 06:17 PM ----------



    That's the way I've always understood the word "sport."
    Most people do But then explain to me how e.g. "curling" is physically more demanding then e.g. Starcraft at 300 apm

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