View Poll Results: Is Video Gaming a sport

Voters
112. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    42 37.50%
  • No

    70 62.50%
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst
1
2
3
4
LastLast
  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.
    If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.

  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
    Quote Originally Posted by Laraven View Post
    When you start icing down your balls to lower your potency, I will start checking my cervix for mucus and taking my temp daily. Deal?

  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.
    Active PoE: @MajorAsshole EvE: Redblade (Reikoku)
    Inactive D3: Armory Rift: Alyssaa @ Icewatch SWTOR: Redblade @ ToFN WoW: My graveyard of characters.
    People just do the strangest things when they believe they're entitled. But they do even stranger things when they just plain believe. - Kevin Smith

  5. #25
    Brewmaster Newbryn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Leaving
    Posts
    1,313
    I don't consider video-gaming a sport not even a little
    I accept RNJesus as my lord and savior.

  6. #26
    according to the wiki definition http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport
    It is

  7. #27
    Brewmaster
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    1,379
    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.

  8. #28
    Brewmaster Iamanerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    1,498
    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.
    Intel I5-2500k @4.8Ghz| Noctua NH-U9B | Asus P67 Deluxe | 8GB G.SKILL Sniper Series 1600Mhz
    Crucial M4 128GB | 500 GB WD CB | 500GB Seagate Barracuda | 2TB Seagate External |3TB WD Green x2
    Sapphire R9-290x | SeasonicX 650 | CM HAF 912 | Asus PB278Q | Razor Naga Molten Edition | Microsoft Sidewinder X4

  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.

  12. #32
    Pandaren Monk schippie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Netherlands - Darkspear EU
    Posts
    1,906
    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.

  13. #33
    I am Murloc! Digglett's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Rainbow Road
    Posts
    5,874
    I always viewed sport as being physical, so in my opinion, no.

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

  15. #35
    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.
    Lv50 (FF14) Paladin (Swtor) Agent, Warrior, Knight, Inquisitor, Trooper, Consular, Smuggler, Hunter
    Lv60 (Firefall) Dragonfly, Mammoth, Nighthawk, Arsenal (NWO) Rogue, Fighter, Wizard, Guardian, Cleric (Rift) Rogue
    Lv80/85 (GW2) Thief (WoW) Rogue, Mage, Priest, Hunter, Warlock, Warrior, Death Knight, Paladin, Druid, Shaman

  16. #36
    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

  18. #38
    The Patient Physicx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Albany,NY
    Posts
    222
    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.
    “To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”

    — Thomas Paine

  19. #39
    Titan peggleftw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Somewhere in England.
    Posts
    13,803
    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.
    Signature pending

  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.
    Lv50 (FF14) Paladin (Swtor) Agent, Warrior, Knight, Inquisitor, Trooper, Consular, Smuggler, Hunter
    Lv60 (Firefall) Dragonfly, Mammoth, Nighthawk, Arsenal (NWO) Rogue, Fighter, Wizard, Guardian, Cleric (Rift) Rogue
    Lv80/85 (GW2) Thief (WoW) Rogue, Mage, Priest, Hunter, Warlock, Warrior, Death Knight, Paladin, Druid, Shaman

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •