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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers
People should be forced to play SC2 in an athletic manner first, by donning a costume of their faction's base combat unit and fighting to the death

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People should be forced to play SC2 in an athletic manner first, by donning a costume of their faction's base combat unit and fighting to the death

Now I'mma zergling! I'm gonna have to put this costume on and bend over and AUGH MAH BACK!
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Re: U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers
I think this article has some pretty compelling points about why Starcraft 2 is a sport.

Considering how professional Starcraft 2 players make more money than professional baseball players...
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Re: U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers
Very interesting read.

Also, this is my...



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« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 11:16:19 am by Lorric »

 

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Re: U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers
Considering how professional Starcraft 2 players make more money than professional baseball players...

Compensation not maketh a sport...
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Considering how professional Starcraft 2 players make more money than professional baseball players...

Compensation not maketh a sport...

Sport is too vague a word for me to go in on either side of that particular debate. But what about the intensive training required?

 

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Re: U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers
I find compensation to be a ridiculous metric.  If you argued Snooki or Honey Boo Boo deserve Academy Awards because they make a lot of money you'd get laughed out of town.

While I don't begrudge these folks their visas I personally consider it a game, same as poker or MTG. 
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Re: U.S. issues athlete visas to professional gamers
While I don't begrudge these folks their visas I personally consider it a game, same as poker or MTG. 
In my experience, those are definitely considered sports, especially professional Texas Hold'em.
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I remember someone on the internet joking that a D3 player would be a valid job in near future. That was so funny..  :(
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I want tabletop wargaming to be a sport then.  I have to stand up, walk around and physically push my guys around the table :D
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Isn't there some kind of WH40K league already? I think there are pro-level tournaments for this (dunno about other tabletop games).
While I don't begrudge these folks their visas I personally consider it a game, same as poker or MTG. 
Professional poker can definitely be called a sport. Same for professional bridge.

  

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Isn't there some kind of WH40K league already? I think there are pro-level tournaments for this (dunno about other tabletop games).
While I don't begrudge these folks their visas I personally consider it a game, same as poker or MTG. 
Professional poker can definitely be called a sport. Same for professional bridge.

I meant historical :P

I went and looked up "sport" in Wikipedia and apparently it is played pretty fast and loose as far as what it entails.

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