eSports Explained and WHY?
by mastergerber - August 14, 2019 at 08:04 PM
#1
OK ... fairly new here, but curious on your thoughts on eSports and why its even a thing.
#2
I wouldn't call it sports. Moving the mouse is not an athletic activity.
#3
(August 14, 2019 at 08:57 PM)jop Wrote: I wouldn't call it sports. Moving the mouse is not an athletic activity.

Agree... they only call it sports so they can air it on tv/stream it online, just because there is an audience and money in it
#4
I don't know, the terminology might be a gimmick, but it's still competitive and the teams still train. so what should we call it instead?
#5
its a thing because many players can see pro play in real time and they enjoy watching pro gaming. this is money generating machine and its the future of entertainment for gamers
#6
I find it pretty similar to darts or something similar, which is still considered a sport even though they just fucking stand there and throw things. But I do think it's borderline stupid to call it a sport.

Though I also feel we could do more useful things with millions of dollars than giving it to a bunch of fucking kids who do well at Fornite. But I guess money gets wasted on even more pointless things than that too.
#7
It's a competitive activity that creates capital, hype, allows sponsors, advertising and various other good market related stuff.

(August 14, 2019 at 08:57 PM)jop Wrote: I wouldn't call it sports. Moving the mouse is not an athletic activity.

Some people see Chess as a sport.
#8
esports is cringey in my opinion
it's every 13 years old boy's dream job
#9
(August 14, 2019 at 08:57 PM)jop Wrote: I wouldn't call it sports. Moving the mouse is not an athletic activity.
Darts, Clay Shooting, Snooker/Pool, Archery to name just a few are all 'sports' and they aren't very athletic activities. I think it is being able to compete is why it is called a 'sport'/esport.

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