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Should video-gaming become a sport?
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Harold Cheong
Mar 26, 2013
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Video-gaming should become a sport.


Matthew Haugabrook
Mar 29, 2013
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...has anyone ever watched a Starcraft 2 tournament over 2 days? A computer game like that is remarkably exhausting over time like that, especially when you're constantly trying your best. The best players practice the game like it's a job...because it is their job...and you can imagine how exhausting that is. Plus, personally, watching computer games is more entertaining than watching a moment of even the super bowl, and, ultimately, that's what sports is about it: the entertainment value.

 
Keon Sohn
Mar 30, 2013
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Are you... I can't even.

 
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Technically yes they should. A sport does not have to include physical exercise. A sport is simply a game. A game in which can use your mind or your body physically. Chess is a sport and the only thing physical about that is moving your hand. The twisty tie deal, you could in fact create a game with that. Which you could possibly create a sport out of it.

 
Martha Rebonrides
May 03, 2013
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already is a sport

 
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Video-gaming should not become a sport.


Rex Fitzhugh
Mar 26, 2013
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As much as I enjoy video games... the lack of physical exertion excludes it from being considered a "sport".

 
Rex Fitzhugh
Mar 30, 2013
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Rebuttal to: Matthew Haugabrook Show

A poop can become exhausting, and it's still not going to be a sport. If you do anything for two days you're probably going to be very fatigued, mentally and physically.

If I practiced twisting twist ties onto bread bags because it was my job...does that make twisting twist ties a sport?

I won't argue that (in my opinion) conventional sports are extremely boring. As much as I like video games I believe they should stay just that--games.

 


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