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Are Esports real sports

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Started: 1/26/2018 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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gamestar

Con

E sports are not real sports you sit at a computer and hit the keys where as real sports you are actually doing something. I think it is outrageous that people consider these real sports.
Vvanadium

Pro

Lets go, kid.
I think that Esports should be considered real sports, as well as Major league gaming. Chess is considered a sport. Why shouldn't Esports be?
Debate Round No. 1
gamestar

Con

Okay first of all chess is not a sport it is even less physical exertion than e sports. Sports require physical exertion e sports have none whatsoever . They are not sports.
Vvanadium

Pro

Def. of sport:
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.

Skill OR Physical prowess. Playing Esports certainly requires skill of some sort. So does chess, by the way. And chess is recognized as a sport in more than 100 countries. Are you trying to tell me that playing video games requires no skill whatsoever? I'm trying to contain my laughter.

"Sports require physical exertion e sports have none whatsoever ."
Okay, so people playing Esports are completely immobile? Wow, how inaccurate

I was calling you kid, by the way. Your grammar is childlike. And by childlike, I mean a little kid's.
Debate Round No. 2
gamestar

Con

First of all This is a friendly debate so no trash talk please. Second I never said E-sports require no skill. On the contrary they require a lot of skill, but what I have problem with is that people consider them athletic to be an athlete. To be an athlete you have to physically train to be better at your sport but with E-sports you may train for your competition but it has no physical value. Def. of a sport an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. See you have to have physical exertion. You may have some physical exertion in e sports from moving your hands but you have more physical sleeping than you do in e sports. So could I set up a competitive sleeping competition and then it would be classified as a sport? No! sleeping is not a sport and therefore neither are e sports.

https://www.recode.net...

https://www.theodysseyonline.com...

https://www.reddit.com...
Vvanadium

Pro

Okay, listen here. Just as a clarification, I play badminton (sometimes competitively) and used to compete in track in field., and I play video games as entertainment. Some people play sports for entertainment as well.
There are different types of video games. Not all of them are sports- RPG games cannot, but playing Esports competitively can. As someone mentioned in the comments, there are plenty of sports that require little physical conduct, like Go! or Chess, which, as I said before, is recognized as a sport in over 100 countries. You need to practice strategy and hone your skills to be able to stand a chance in a competition for these things, especially chess.
Physical sports also require strategy,
I got the definition from Dictionary.com. Also, I'm fairly sure that the definition of sport is not for entertainment. I mean, it could be, but many people play them professionally.
There are also several other similar definitions that you can look at by scrolling down the list on this link:
https://www.google.com...

As Yos said, and I and many others have experienced, playing the games considered as Esports require incredible reflexes- pro gamers can even make as many as 400 moves on a keyboard per second, which is more than four times the average person. I may have been incorrect in my definition, but having good reflexes can certainly be counted as physical prowess. ESPN showcasing a gaming match further proves that it should be considered a sport.

Esports teams are coached, like and pro athletic team would be, and some teams are even owned by people in the way football teams are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
https://www.forbes.com...

That's all for now, maybe we can debate this again?
Thank you for this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Vvanadium 3 months ago
Vvanadium
Hey Gamestar, are we still doing the Pokemon vs Mario debate?
Posted by Vvanadium 5 months ago
Vvanadium
I have 3 pages saying otherwise, want to debate this? You start.
Posted by gamestar 5 months ago
gamestar
mario is way better
Posted by Vvanadium 5 months ago
Vvanadium
True though. I want to debate someone on Pokemon vs Mario- I tried but they forfeited.
Posted by Vvanadium 5 months ago
Vvanadium
True though. I want to debate someone on Pokemon vs Mario- I tried but they forfeited.
Posted by gamestar 5 months ago
gamestar
because it's fun and there is no rounds left
Posted by Vvanadium 5 months ago
Vvanadium
"However, just over a year later, he had a change of heart as ESPN announced a dedicated esports news section on their website.

And it was his website that produced an article that some argue, helps to legitimise esports stars as 'athletes'."
-From that article
(why are we still debating in the comments?)
Posted by Vvanadium 5 months ago
Vvanadium
Check the uk link in my last round.
Posted by gamestar 5 months ago
gamestar
Yes I would like to debate this again this was fun i would like to do it again.
Posted by gamestar 5 months ago
gamestar
just so you know "It"s not a sport " it"s a competition," ESPN president John Skipper said
https://www.recode.net...
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