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AlFox
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thegibson
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Video games are a sport

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Started: 5/3/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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AlFox

Pro

What is a sport? "a game, competition, or activity needing physical effort and skill that is played or done according to rules, for enjoyment and/or as a job" (http://dictionary.cambridge.org...).
Video games require skill and reflexes, has rules and can be for pure enjoy or a full time job. Sports does not need to be a main physical activity, chess is a sport and you have just move a wooden piece (or any other material), but requires skill and strategy, with rules and is competitive.
thegibson

Con

Your definition of "sport" states that sports require physical effort. You yourself said in your argument that "Sports does [sic] not need to be a main physical activity", which directly contradicts the definition you provided. If we take your definition as the one used in this debate, which I'm happy to do, it disallows video games as a sport. Video games do not require any more physical effort than walking up the stairs, making a cup of tea, or using the toilet. Therefore, unless you wish to count any of the above three as sports, you cannot count video games as a sport. (Despite being an avid chess player, I don't believe that chess is a sport. I've played soccer for over half my life and think it's stupid to compare chess to soccer).
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Posted by SterlingCamp 11 months ago
SterlingCamp
I don't understand the purpose of your comment. It wasn't hard to see what I shared, and I did it for Pro's sake. If your comment is a reflection of what you perceive to be my reaction to this post, despite the obviousness of my observation, your sarcasm is not only repulsive and lacking in wit, but quite obnoxious.
Posted by NDECD1441 11 months ago
NDECD1441
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Posted by SterlingCamp 11 months ago
SterlingCamp
Pro, you contradict yourself and lose right off of the bat. Your argument is, "What is a sport? "a game, competition, or activity needing physical effort and skill that is played or done according to rules, for enjoyment and/or as a job" (http://dictionary.cambridge.org......).
Video games require skill and reflexes, has rules and can be for pure enjoy or a full time job. Sports does not need to be a main physical activity, chess is a sport and you have just move a wooden piece (or any other material), but requires skill and strategy, with rules and is competitive."

But your definition of sports states "NEEDING PHYSICAL EFFORT" while you say "Sports does not need to be a main physical activity". With your definition, you lose.
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