Game Theory: Why ESPN is WRONG about eSports

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Subscribe to become a Theorist! ▻▻ http://bit.ly/1qV8fd6 Miss the last MOBA theory? ▻▻ http://bit.ly/1HTfoRp Last year, ESPN’s John Skipper stated that esports are “not a sport” and…

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  1. I love gaming and I love playing video games but I still think eSports it’s not a real sport and gaming as a sport is stupid. I’m also not one of those people that has never played video games, I’ve grown up with them and I play games everyday but I still just don’t get the appeal of eSports.

  2. The biggest gambling company here in Serbia started holding bets on esports
    One of the biggest phone/IS providers started giving out league of legends riot points with their services

  3. Take a Breath – this guy talks so fast – anyway, numbers don't matter? when defining if it is a sport, and it may well be, but don't use nba #'s, if you want to compare, and besides, you only use 1 game, not all 7 games of a series, and that's just one sport – say use superbowl – over 100 million, yet you are right about things like poker, no it's not a sport either – i would say it's how you want to define it – so you could argue forever – hey if you like it, go ahead and enjoy, you won't find me there, i am going with the 'sports' where the participant, the athlete, is the best of the best, AND actually DO the action – unlike esports where you just push buttons and yes i laughed at the " oh i broke my thumb" comment, but go ahead and put it on ESPN, it may get viewers, but it will still be in the category with things like poker…

  4. Which one is harder. Running from 50 guys all trying to tackle you or sit on a chair all a day.
    Also if you break a leg how is that going to Chang you from sitting in a chair.
    I still like video games I'm just saying

  5. I definitely agree on all the matters around "eSports should be considered a real sport", and I know I wil be hyped to see the eSports scene get larger and larger and evetually sit as a topic next to traditional sports. But I sometimes wonder, why do we need ppl to consider it a real sport? Why does it even matter if it's being broadcasted on our traditional sport platforms or not? What's wrong if we just look at eSports as eSports, sports as sports, pro gamers as pro gamers, and atheletes as atheletes? I mean, its only a matter of time before this whole genre of "eSports" become as well known as sports, and we also have our own platforms to watch them, why do we need to combine sports and eSports together? Why can't be eSports just be its own independent genre and have a unique "eSports Olympic"?

  6. Y’all dumb as hell
    “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.”
    Sure, esports has competition and skill, but there no physical exertion at all. Sure, you can be tired after staring at a computer for 10 hours, but I can guarantee you’re not more tired than me after an 80 minute rugby match.
    Poker and chess ain’t sports either

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