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RavenReminant
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Its-you-or-me
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13 Points

Major League Gaming a sport

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/16/2009 Category: Sports
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,618 times Debate No: 7420
Debate Rounds (5)
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RavenReminant

Pro

I dont think it is a sport i know.....For 1 it is on Espn.com.....which is the most known Sport network site in the world...2. the Def. of a sport is an "activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature such as : Tennis, Racing, Golf, Ect.
Its-you-or-me

Con

Thank you Raven for posting this debate and good luck in the further rounds. If I could I would like to clarify a couple of things before we start. The resolution is vague so I would like to lay it out in prehaps a better way. If not my opponent can do so since he posted it. Resolved: Major Legue Gaming is not A Sport. Only missed a few words. Now onto my Case which is an attack on my opponents case at the same time.

His contention 1 states that it is displayed on Espn.com a sports network site. Thats all he says. Gives no warrents that it being hosted on that type of network would not make it a sport. Espn is a sports network which means they show shows that are about sports (i will provide evidence in con 2). If MLG was'nt a sport they wouldnt show it.

Con 2- His def of sport "an activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature such as : Tennis, Racing, Golf, Ect." Now if we look to his def. we would see that a sport is an activity requiring skill and a competitive nature. Well isnt that what mgl is. They have the skill to talk to their teammates and play at the same time, look at the screen in front of them and know the controller by heart, and have dirty to clean tatics to win, which mgl requires. Also by your def a sport is of competitive nature and that is exatcly what mgl does. They have the MLG National Championship in Las Vegas. The most recognized is the MLG PRO CIRCUIT.

Also just like many others MGL has been sponsored by Dr.Pepper (yum).
"Major League Gaming offers us an ideal opportunity to connect with the Dr Pepper consumer," said Jaxie Alt, director of marketing for Dr Pepper. "We are excited to provide Dr Pepper fans with such a unique opportunity in the gaming community and bring more to Major League Gaming by introducing the Dr Pepper Ultimate Gaming House and the Online Collegiate Gaming Championship."
"In less than 2 years, MLG has grown from a grass roots phenomenon into a major cross-platform media property spanning live events, TV and online," said Mike Sepso, chairman of Major League Gaming. "Our sold-out live Pro-Circuit, our national TV programming, and millions of online fans have created the critical mass and credibility to help partners like Dr Pepper connect with young consumers in an authentic way."

And just like any other type of sport they have teams. Lets list a few-Infinity,TH3 NSAN3Z,Frag Dominant,Phenom,Dynasty ReTaLiaTioN,Murder By Numbers,Violent by Instinct,PrOphEcy, and
FRAG | High Caliber

So by using my opponets def of sports and using evidence i have proven that mlg is a sport and that pro can not live up to his burden of proof. I affirm a negative ballot.
Debate Round No. 1
RavenReminant

Pro

So wait....how is this a debate when where proving the same thing...cause Pro Gaming is a sport....that is what i said.. i said i didn't think it was a sport i know it is.....sooo......how does this figure out
Its-you-or-me

Con

........the res was vauge and i must have read your arguments wrong (im famouse for doing that) because i thought that you were saying it wasnt soooooooo yea i dont know do you want to just forfiet or continue
Debate Round No. 2
RavenReminant

Pro

i guess we can continue and talk about how it is a sport...lol
Its-you-or-me

Con

..........Ummmmm I would kinda like to debate this but i kinda feel like an retard now so yea
Debate Round No. 3
RavenReminant

Pro

yeah i'd have to say its mostly my fault cause i should of clearified better what it meant to say was "i dont think its a sport, i know it is".....
Its-you-or-me

Con

Yea that really threw me off thats why i went all commando when i saw your def and was like "Why is he using that against himself?"
Debate Round No. 4
RavenReminant

Pro

you know thats actually what i was gonna bust out with if you were against me
Its-you-or-me

Con

Yea thats what it would be hard to be con would have been fun though
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ToastOfDestiny 7 years ago
ToastOfDestiny
What's weird is that Pro won this debate, but Con made the more convincing args.
Posted by RavenReminant 8 years ago
RavenReminant
well it is a league but what was really meant was Pro Gaming is a sport
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
"Major League Gaming a sport"

No, it is a league.
Posted by Its-you-or-me 8 years ago
Its-you-or-me
well you started your argument of with "I dont think" so you confused me
Posted by RavenReminant 8 years ago
RavenReminant
oh and "Its-you-or-me" i would like to ask your permission to use what you said in my Junior speech soon if thats alright with you
Posted by RavenReminant 8 years ago
RavenReminant
why do people think that i think its not a sport...i don't think it is i know it is.....i guess i should of put "it is" after that line...so that people wouldn't get confused
Posted by Its-you-or-me 8 years ago
Its-you-or-me
i really want to but at the same time i dont because i might not have access to a computer to a few days...............
Posted by RavenReminant 8 years ago
RavenReminant
i put that i don't think its a sport...i know it is....and now Im waiting on someone to take this up....
Posted by Alex 8 years ago
Alex
shouldnt you be con if you dont think that it is a sport?
Posted by Alex 8 years ago
Alex
shouldnt you be con if you dont think that it is a sport?
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