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The Sport of Gaming

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Pikachu256, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Pikachu256

    Pikachu256 KryKidd

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    wario2ooo vote for me....Wario!

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    yeah....gaming is a sport...cause it involves mental training....and....uh....i think thats it....:lol:
     
  3. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    I would never consider gaming as a sport due to the fact that most of the time all your doing is flicking your fingers to move a character, which to be honest doesn't take much skill. In my opinion sports should actually take physical skill etc. However, in a sense I'm not surprised that people call it a sport. This is solely due to the fact that some people will even consider poker a sport....
     
  4. Pikachu256

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    Definition of Sport: An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

    Gaming requires skill and is competitive =/ so I think that they should make gaming a sport
     
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    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Sure gaming may be competitive and or take skill in some cases however to consider it a sport is going to far. I for one hope that gamin is never considered a sport. Seeing as it takes no physical effort whatsoever other than a flick of your thumb. Sorry that's just my opinion.
     
  6. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    no, gaming is a hobby not a sport..........it can be conpetative and all but i will never considere it a sport until they put it in the olympics
     
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    It's not a sport at all.

    ...I wish it was. :(
     
  8. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    Haha, well the closest you get to gaming being a sport is with Wii Sports, but besides that I agree with Zapasant, it is a hobby.
     
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    TortillaChip520 One of the Oceanic 6

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    but there is a world series of video games :ihih:
     
  10. konomaroh

    konomaroh I'm a gun

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    Some games do require intense thinking like in Korea they have huge gaming events on Starcraft and the pros can issue like 100 commands a minute.

    (I might have some facts wrong because i remember it off of a tv show)
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I really don't consider gaming as a sport. It can classified as a hobby than as a sport on its own. But then again, that is just my opinion, so it may differ from what other members feel about it. :)
     
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    Wasn't that the game where someone spent so many consecutive hours on that game they died of sleep deprivation?
     
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    Imo its like golf, billiards, darts, or bowling. They are all skills, there is nothing physical about them.
     

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