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Well yea a small part is pro gamers.

But the part sacrificing part of their lives is the majority of those, at least when talking about Korean SC2 gamers which the topic was about. Sure once a while you get geniuses like Flash or Life which have the ability to still go to school while being the top of the world but these are insanely rare cases.

Again, i doubt that a "decent career" requires you to live in a small apartment with 10-20 people having the same job as you and work almost nonstop from morning to night.

Thats true. smile.gif

But losing out on most of your life still applies to a career person as well.

Again, I never said pro gamers life is easy, I just responded to a person who said their life is harder than a working man/woman which just isnt true.
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Thats true. smile.gif

But losing out on most of your life still applies to a career person as well.

Again, I never said pro gamers life is easy, I just responded to a person who said their life is harder than a working man/woman which just isnt true.

Honestly i think comparing them to a "average working person" is a wrong thing to do. It is not your average job, it comes with its own vastly different pro's and cons.

Compare them to actual pro athletes and you notice similarities a lot more.

And sorry if i sounded so aggressive, but a lot of people (as seen in this thread) seem to think pro gaming requires casually playing a game all day while feeding yourself with cheetos or something.
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Fixing games in a televised competition to aid illegal gambling sites is serious business.
Didn't think about it in that way thumb.gif
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Like I said, I didnt talk about gaming there so let me ask you this.

Do you really see any contribution to society in reality shows (entertainment after all) where "people" like Kardashians grow out from? Killing braincells doesnt count as contribution.

Do you not see the value in entertainment?
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Do you not see the value in entertainment?

Depends what do you mean? If I wouldnt I wouldnt be a gamer either. But then again the already mentioned type, not really.
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The definition of "contribution to society" is highly subjective.

Like I said, I didnt talk about gaming there so let me ask you this.

Do you really see any contribution to society in reality shows (entertainment after all) where "people" like Kardashians grow out from? Killing braincells doesnt count as contribution.
Like i said, my opinion or anyone else's is irrelevant. Entertainment is a product, and people (indirectly or not) are buying it. If you think it's bad for people, run for president, win, and outlaw whatever Kardashian show they're producing right now. You might be accused of a few things, though.
    
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Like i said, my opinion or anyone else's is irrelevant. Entertainment is a product, and people (indirectly or not) are buying it. If you think it's bad for people, run for president, win, and outlaw whatever Kardashian show they're producing right now. You might be accused of a few things, though.

Fair enough. thumb.gif There are way too many people who enjoy dumb crap like that so me being a president is quite out of the question (That's the main problem, right? /s).

And I'm not even asking about the accusing part. Don't want to know.
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Depends what do you mean? If I wouldnt I wouldnt be a gamer either. But then again the already mentioned type, not really.

Regardless of whether or not you find that particular brand of entertainment entertaining, you do see the value of entertainment. Sports are to other people what video games or Twitch are to you - and you wouldn't say that game developers or streamers don't contribute to society (I hope).
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In other words, if you worked in garbage disposal really enjoy putting together puzzles in your spare time, and someone offered you $1000 to put a puzzle together on TV, would it suddenly become an incredibly difficult task? Would you pass that offer up and keep doing your job tossing people's trash into a truck instead?

Yes, and probably.

I have my hobbies, which I turn into my profession as infrequently as possible because having to do something is a sure way to suck the fun out of it, and thus any of my desire to continue doing that task.
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