View Poll Results: Is Video Gaming a sport

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  1. #21
    It depends on how you look at it. Depending on the definition you use, it can be considered a sport. I consider it to be a sport, but I can understand why some people wouldn't.
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by dahorst View Post
    Most people do But then explain to me how e.g. "curling" is physically more demanding then e.g. Starcraft at 300 apm
    Curling requires a person to be somewhat physically fit and active, when a 300 apm starcraft player can be an obese 400lbs bag of meat.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by orissa View Post
    Archery and skateboarding would require athleticism. Darts, not so much. Snooker/Pool/Billiards, no.
    Golf?

    Just saying... Sport has a requisite of skill OR physical prowess. You don't *have* to get sweaty
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  4. #24
    Looking up the word sport in my language gives the roughly translated definition: Sport is a collective term for activities with an element of competition.

    So yes video games can be a sport.
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    I don't consider video-gaming a sport not even a little
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  6. #26
    according to the wiki definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
    It is

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    If you include say snooker as a sport then yes. If you don't. Honestly I don't really care what the definition is tbh.

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    According to the definition it's a mind or mental sport but regardless it's a form of a sport regardless of what some people say it fits a category for sports.
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  9. #29
    No, it's an activity

  10. #30
    It depends on your definition of "sports" entirely. It can go both ways imo. Should of made a third option :P

  11. #31
    I suppose it depends on which definition you choose.

    If you define it as: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc. The obvious answer is no.

    If you define it as: diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime. The answer would be yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varyk View Post
    absolutely not.

    not even close.

    and no, chess isn't a sport either.
    Chess is an official sport, just like shooting a gun at the olympics apparently was >.>

    So by those stats i would say E-Sports is just as much as sport as the other things.

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    I always viewed sport as being physical, so in my opinion, no.


  14. #34
    Since I consider shooting a sport yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dahorst View Post
    So I guess for you sport implies a physical focus, right?
    If you can't get a concussion doing it, its not a sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hk-51 View Post
    If you can't get a concussion doing it, its not a sport.
    Hmm, I bet you could give yourself a concussion playing a video game.

  17. #37
    Not an athletic sport. Which is the distinction being failed here by replies.

    However, by English definition video games so structured can be considered as such:

    Sport [spawrt, spohrt]
    — n (sometimes qualified by good, bad, etc )
    1. an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc
    2. such activities considered collectively
    3. any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure
    4. the pleasure derived from a pastime, esp hunting, shooting, or fishing: we had good sport today

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    no definition of "sport" says it has to be physical. playing Starcraft on a pro level is indeed a sport. mental awareness and the dexterity you need with your fingers is astounding to the average person that most gamers just take for granted. this coming from a ex professional athlete.
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    depends how you define sport, if by sport you mean physical activity, then no its not a sport.

    i would call it an e-sport, it doesnt need any athleticism, or fitness, but still requires skill and dedication to be at the top.
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  20. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Fencers View Post
    Not an athletic sport. But by English definition video games so structured can be considered as such.

    To wit~

    Sport [spawrt, spohrt]
    — n (sometimes qualified by good, bad, etc )
    1. an individual or group activity pursued for exercise or pleasure, often involving the testing of physical capabilities and taking the form of a competitive game such as football, tennis, etc
    2. such activities considered collectively
    3. any particular pastime indulged in for pleasure
    4. the pleasure derived from a pastime, esp hunting, shooting, or fishing: we had good sport today
    The English language lost all credibility when it added "bling-bling" to its dictionary.
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