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.
Pretty sure most professional sports are inside. What's the danger and physical abilities required to play golf, poker, darts, racing, and curling?
Also, I don't fully agree with LoL players being professional athletes in the traditional sense, but this is great and we have to face the facts that they are.
Edited by Tunechi - 7/13/13 at 8:27am