The Instigator
dadyrocksyou
Pro (for)
Losing
13 Points
The Contender
uniqueusername
Con (against)
Winning
21 Points

Gaming is a sport

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after 7 votes the winner is...
uniqueusername
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2013 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 981 times Debate No: 41873
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (7)

 

dadyrocksyou

Pro

The debate is simply this
is gaming a sport

Rules
1. Must be your own words
2.Con says gaming isn't a sport
3.The first round must just say Hi as to make things fair

Let the debate begin
uniqueusername

Con

you press a f*cking butttton oh wow such hard exercise!
Debate Round No. 1
dadyrocksyou

Pro

Chess is a sport, Poker is a sport, how is gaming any different.People make money from gaming either from,competitions or, youtube channels
Look at Pewdiepie,(who is a gamer) he plays a hour a day or so and makes money from his youtube channel
I personally study games and play all genres
I don't see how it is any different than chess or poker

In response to your argument,dont swear
uniqueusername

Con

Sport: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. (https://tinyurl.com...)

Gaming: CAN BE DONE BY STEPHEN HAWKING THINKING INTO A COMPUTER!

You can hack, troll and efficiently chat while gaming, do any of this at sports and you will get completley demolished.

Chess and poker are nothing like videogames.



Observe the video for an example of gaming.
Debate Round No. 2
dadyrocksyou

Pro

My Rebut first
Another definition of a sport is a game or pastime that requires ANY type of movement
That video is faked
You do get banned for kicking,hacking and trolling but that doesn't come into is gaming a sport

My new point now,Wii,Xbox Kinect and playstation move all get you fit, There is even running in Wii
uniqueusername

Con

The term gaming is an umbrella term including all the lazy slob versions of gaming too, you can't then say that since a select few forms of gaming have exercise incorporated into their interface that gaming itself is now a sport.

Your point about Pewdiepie earning money is irrelevant since a job is not a sport.

Your definition of a sport means that to live is a sport since living involves moving cells and biological molecules. (http://tinyurl.com...)

You can't dictate a definition in round 3.
Debate Round No. 3
dadyrocksyou

Pro

I said a GAME OR PASTIME that requires any type of movement
Your cells moving isn't a game or pastime
Gaming is
So any kind of gaming IS a sport.
Thank you and good night
uniqueusername

Con

A game or past-time isn't a sport though. I used Oxford Dictionaries as my source, you don't have one.

You failed to meet your burden of proof as to prove that gaming is, without a doubt, a sport. All you proved is the physical elements of sport can come in some interactive consoles like Wii but overall, gaming is a simple, lazy, hobby that people do for fun.

Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by uniqueusername 3 years ago
uniqueusername
dunc22 has less than three wins and is an idiot who thinks you won this debate. Therefore, he can't vote.
Posted by dadyrocksyou 3 years ago
dadyrocksyou
So can you vote dunc22
Posted by dunc22 3 years ago
dunc22
con had unprofessional conduct as well as just shrugged off anything pro said without any other real dispute even though pro was making good points. Con him slef laid out a definition of sport and said chess and poker are spots and said gaming was not but did not present any evidence to support that and I believe contradicts himself with his own words. Gaming may not be exercise but as long as chess and poker can be classified as sports than so can gaming.
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Vote Placed by Josh_b 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: pro's didn't curse so I gave him conduct and grammer points. but he never developed his argument past "because it is" There was no resolve that gaming over all was a sport, only that a small part of it is active. Steven Hawking is an excellent game player, so convincing arguments and reliable resources go to con.
Vote Placed by dtaylor971 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: CON swore, and PRO made better arguments. CON gets two points for his links.
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Reasons for voting decision: I vote con, I think sources were integral to winning this debate. Without them there is no way to establish a definition of sport.
Vote Placed by KingDebater 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Pro as Con was a bit rude, but arguments and sources to Con as he had convincing arguments and sources relevant to his case. One of his convincing arguments is "you press a f*cking butttton oh wow such hard exercise!".
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Reasons for voting decision: PRO had better conduct. Con shouldn't swear. CON had better sources. PRO didn't present any. I wasn't persuaded by either side's argument.
Vote Placed by TorqueDork 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: It was close but Pro wins for conduct
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Reasons for voting decision: If chess is classified as a sport,there is no reason why gaming should not be. I think Con had poor conduct (swearing) and the least convincing arguments. In the second round he gave a definition, and was not prepared to accept that it was not agreed upon. Spelling and grammar for both debaters was horrible and so points are not awarded.Source points go to Con for offering some as Pro had none.