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*put on flame suit*

It's about time pro gamers get some sort of recognition in the ''real world''. TBH I'm really glad that they are now considered athletes.


I dont see why golf, nascar or curling is more of a sport than SC2. I find this to be really good news. 

post #42 of 245
Was only a matter of time. I mean Professional Bowlers are considered athletes and Ballroom Dancing was an Olympic sport. rolleyes.gif
post #43 of 245
Cool but I just can't call this an athletic sport. There should be a separate category for games, but should be regarded just as high as sports.

despite official definitions, i believe in order to be an athlete, you must:

Exert yourself enough to use the Lactic Anaerobic Energy System and Aerobic energy system.
Most of the body should be strained enough to create lactic acid into most of these muscles.
An athlete should sweat as to cool the body, not because they are solely under mental stress.
The athlete should also reach a point of physical exhaustion where they feel heavy and find it challenging to move their body.
The body muscles must become stronger and somewhat larger as a result of training.
Also the body must become more efficient in dealing with its cardiovascular system (you can run up a flight of stairs with ease and your breathing intensity doesnt change when at the end)
 
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Originally Posted by kishagi View Post

Cool but I just can't call this an athletic sport. There should be a separate category for games, but should be regarded just as high as sports.

despite official definitions, i believe in order to be an athlete, you must:

Exert yourself enough to use the Lactic Anaerobic Energy System and Aerobic energy system.
Most of the body should be strained enough to create lactic acid into most of these muscles.

An athlete should sweat as to cool the body, not because they are solely under mental stress.
The athlete should also reach a point of physical exhaustion where they feel heavy and find it challenging to move their body.
The body muscles must become stronger and somewhat larger as a result of training.
Also the body must become more efficient in dealing with its cardiovascular system (you can run up a flight of stairs with ease and your breathing intensity doesnt change when at the end)

 


So if I put a transparent plastic bag on my head while I game will I become an athlete ?
Or if I put on a grape disguise and play while i'm really, really drunk ?
 

post #45 of 245
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Pro gaming is a sport, get over it.

You don't have to be chasing balls to be an athlete.

That's so wrong... lachen.gif
post #46 of 245

Chess is officially recognized as a sport, by the International Olympic Committee.

post #47 of 245
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

Chess is officially recognized as a sport, by the International Olympic Committee.

I should continue my 1700 ELO career in chess. Maybe I'll get somewhere...
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

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.


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SlayerS_`BoxeR`vs xds grrr in SC 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q88lWa3oPpM

BoxeR vs IdrA in SC2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_RCBfSAHnM



Here is the most legit pro athletes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR1_xbq2ucU
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Well to be fair they consider rock-paper-scissors "competitions" to be athletic so this isn't saying much.

Webster Definition of ATHLETE
: a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina


Gaming requires none of those traits and thus they are not athletes, they are just pro-gamers.
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