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132413 No. 132413
Why so many people want really hard that videogames are name "a sport"?
you know, for the Esports and stuff.
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>> No. 132418
Because they want games to be a respected medium, even though there are literally dozens of artistic and worthwhile games that can prove the medium's worth much more than some boring shit like Dota or LoL.

Or they just want the US to take MOBAs as seriously as Korea does Starcraft.
>> No. 132419
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132419
'cause all the kids got picked on in school for not playing sports and their parents really wanted them to play sports, but all they did was play video games, so since they find video games more interesting but have all this peer pressure telling them to play sports instead, they want them combined.
>> No. 132420
I guess money.
Maybe some people think as soon as something's labelled as a sport paying audiences and sponsors and shit come along.
Maybe some think as soon as it's a competitive sport, they can gain interest and sell more copies and extras.
>> No. 132423
>>132418
This.
People think games aren't serious but other sports totally are.
Baseball (tons of people cheat with steroids)
Football (Filled with assholes and murderers)
Soccer (Fucking drama queens)
NASCAR (I don't even)
Hockey (If you wanted to be a boxer, go become a boxer)
Wrestling (Specifically WWE; not even a sport, it's just athletic broadway shows)
Golf (THEY AREN'T EVEN COMPETING, THEY'RE PLAYING AGAINST THEIRSELF)
Skateboard/BMX/other "EXTREME" sports (See above and factor in these things are meant for 14 year olds, a grown man shouldn't be doing tricks on a Razer scooter)
>> No. 132424
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132424
Hunting's a "sport", FPS's might as well be.
>> No. 132425
>>132420
of course, once they are label as a sport.
they sure can ask for more money
>> No. 132426
Fucked if I know, I'm an avid LoL player, but I never gave even half a shit towards the competitive enviroment, ever. I just don't care about competitive gaming at all, I don't like sitting down and watching a bunch of people having fun instead of me, except they're not having fun because they make everything serious. If I wanted to watch shit I'd watch TV, and I never want to do that.
>> No. 132429
>>132426
I dont like to play ranked at all.

no matter if is smite or gateway, or adventure time game.

if people in normal maches get piss off some times, in ranked they go friking nuts.
>> No. 132447
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132447
>>132413
Cause chess and bridge are sports, so videogames might as well be too.

>ducks out

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>> No. 132450
I don't know, and have no real way to contribute meaningful to your question.

Here is my opinion:
You cannot classify all games as sports, because there is no real consistency, sure a single RTS is pretty easy to call a sport but what about something like donald ducks playground (Classified as a learning game)? Would you make games apply for right to be called a sport or would you only classify certain genre's?

On top of that, even if you did say WoW is a sport, which part? The part where you are standing around in the auction house talking about mounts or the part where you are going pvp? What happens when there is an update that completely changes combat, like when Runescape switched their combat formula?

The main issue in my eyes is the constant merging and changes in the games. It makes sense to have Chess be a sport. Every time you set up the board, the pawn can only go forward, the rook can only go straight, and the knight can only move in an L shape. What kind of consistency can exist when a company always rolls out updates?

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132451
>You cannot classify all games as sports, because there is no real consistency, sure a single RTS is pretty easy to call a sport but what about something like donald ducks playground (Classified as a learning game)? Would you make games apply for right to be called a sport or would you only classify certain genre's?

Well that extends to real life, too, honestly. Tag isn't a sport. Cops and robbers isn't a sport. There's all kinds of real life games that aren't sports. Becoming a sport requires that the game is played competitively, not necessarily for money, but almost definitely in an organized fashion wherein things are fairly laid out and there is a clear winner.

>The main issue in my eyes is the constant merging and changes in the games. It makes sense to have Chess be a sport. Every time you set up the board, the pawn can only go forward, the rook can only go straight, and the knight can only move in an L shape. What kind of consistency can exist when a company always rolls out updates?

That is one of the biggest problems with eSports, definitely, but that problem has more to do with keeping an audience engaged and getting new viewers to show up than it has on whether or not the game is a sport at all.
>> No. 132457
>>132447
Adding on, poker and fishing are too.

>>132450
>I don't know, and have no real way to contribute meaningful to your question.

>Says this
>Contributes meaningfully to his question
Never change anon.
While plenty of PC games get patches now and days, older ones don't and have been played for a long time. Console games get hardly any major changes unless the game is completely broken. Gears 3 hasn't changed much since its launch and was just played at a big tourney a month ago and Melee which was never patched was just at the last EVO.
I'd also like to point out that major sports like football, soccer and basketball have all over gone some changes from their early days till now. Go look at old footage, that's certainly not how they play those sports now.
As for Donald Duck, yes you can make that a sport. Golf is basically just competitive speed running. So if you can get two people that want to see who can beat the game faster and people that would actually want to watch that, it's competitive and therefore a sport.
>> No. 132458
It would gain credence as a legitimate career path as well as government support provided for professional athletes such as work visas.
>> No. 132463
>>132458
Don't people already make a living online broadcasting themselves playing video games?

People literally work as video game players nowadays. How is that not legit?
>> No. 132465
>>132463
people will look at them and call them names because they dont have "a real job"
>> No. 132468
>>132463
Streaming for ad revenue and donations is worlds apart from playing professionally for an organization, and the pay is usually much different. Some people can only make ends meet by doing both, and that might only last for the year or two that they're relevant in the scene.
>> No. 132469
>>132465
They're just marmalade because they have shit jobs working for minimum wage.
>> No. 132534
So that people will have a less easy time making them feel bad over doing something supposedly useless and childish as if it were something serious.
Goes especially hard for so called "try-harders".

But none of them seem to realise that sport used to also mean "not for real" / "not all that serious".
Doing something for sport was comparable to doing something for no reason other than entertainment, shit 'n giggles.
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