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What's an eSport?

Discussion in 'Clutch Gaming and eSports' started by CometsWin, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. CometsWin

    CometsWin Honorary 99’er
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    It's a sport if you sweat doing it? Can we get the parameters?

    o_O
     
  2. Cannonball

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    Does thumb sweat count?
     
  3. CometsWin

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    Thumb cramps? Thumb masseuse on staff? Lots of electrolytes.
     
  4. DudeWah

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    When did this happen?

    This is pretty cool
     
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  5. RedRedemption

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    Let me 1v1 their entire team.
     
  6. Raz

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  7. Severe Rockets Fan

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    So you don't consider bowling or billiards a sport? Those dudes are good! :eek:
    I dunno, it takes a lot of dedication to be as good at these games that these guys are...even thou they have dad-bods at age 20...
     
  8. CometsWin

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    No, they're recreational activities. Just like bocce ball, marbles, darts, golf, etc.
     
  9. Severe Rockets Fan

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    I dunno, golf can be tiring. Have you ever played 18 holes in the Houston afternoon heat and decided to just take care of a bunch of stuff on your to-do list afterwards? It's like pimpin...it ain't easy...
     
  10. CometsWin

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    I'm old, I don't go outside in the summer. When they invent indoor golf, I may well try it. ;)
     
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    I think that just because something involves skill and can be turned into a competition, it doesn't make it a sport. Calligraphy is a skill. They have calligraphy competitions. Calligraphy is not a sport. I'm a music educator. Playing an instrument is a skill. Students participate in contests, both as individuals and as part of large ensembles. Music is not a sport. Some people want marching band to be considered a sport because it involves skill, physical exertion, and is done competitively. Marching band is not a sport.
     
  12. RedRedemption

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    Sport or not doesn't matter.

    People get hung up on that classification. Some people try to gatekeep because of it, some people think being labeled a sport will bring some sort of magical validation and level of respect. Who cares?
     
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    I dunno if it's a sport but I sweat bullets when it's 1v1 in Fortnite/PUBG.
     
  14. REEKO_HTOWN

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    I don't consider a 5'10 300 lbs dude who plays WOW an athlete therefor I can't call computer gaming a sport.
     
  15. Raz

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    (1) WoW is not competitive so technically doesn't qualifiy as an eSport
    (2) Keeping the cliché alive: Is a 5'10 300 lbs dude rolling a ball towards pins an athlete to you? How about chess? Golf, Weightlifting, Synchronized Swimming, Archery, Sailing, Table Tennis, etc. - all Olympic sports. Where do you draw the line?
     
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    I like online gaming, always have I guess. I’m more of a console/CoD guy but I understand online gaming and how it can be competitive.

    I heard about that huge clutch gaming upset and to my credit I YouTube’d the final match where they won the series to advance. I watched all the stuff on character choices and watched them play.

    But man, I was lost af. I don’t play LoL and never have. I was so confused tho. Watching it I couldn’t even decipher what was happening during the battles.

    I expect the production and announcers to really be the next step in the growth of egaming. I think it needs it also.

    Still, pretty cool stuff all around.
     
  17. REEKO_HTOWN

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    I wouldn’t consider Chess and gaming a sport. You could literally be paraplegic from the waist down and perform just was well as one with both working legs in gaming and chess.
     
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    Agree with this.

    It is an internet staple to provide one's own definition/stipulation to a word and then argue endlessly on behalf of it. And it's ridiculous.

    This was crystallized for me several years ago on a previous message board when there was a heated argument over who was the "Home Run King" in MLB. No one ever asked what in the **** a "home run king" was. Statements like "Bonds is a better home run hitter, but McGwire is the Home Run King" were said. It was really stupid.
     
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    i have done 18 holes and then gone to work later that morning. what people don't know is that i half-assed the last 6-7 holes because and was unproductive for the rest of that working day.
     
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    Well that doesn't make sense. Basketball is recreational if you don't do it professionally.
     
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