Originally Posted by WorldExclusive
I will give pro gamers credit on the level of dedication it takes to be among the best in the world at something.
But to be considered an athlete, the first requirement is to go outside.
Second, the possibly of serious injury is another risk of being a true athlete.
Danger and physical abilities are what makes athletes who they are and why they're paid so much to do it.
There isn't any danger or physical requirements needed to game. Only extreme focus and lots of practice is required.
Anyways, don't take this seriously. This is a political move to make it easier for people outside the US to come in and work, nothing more. It is not infringing on what makes a person a athlete or not.
Now I would have problems if they decided to let pro-gamers into the Olympics, that's different.Edited by Zen00 - 7/13/13 at 12:00pm