eSports. Are they legit sports?

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eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Jeremy » Sat May 05, 2018 1:29 am

The question is basically just the title. Do you think eSports such as LoL, Dota, CS:GO, Starcraft, CoD, Rainbow Six Siege, ect should be considered legit sports?

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Snowskeeper » Mon May 07, 2018 5:20 am

I don't see any reason for them to not be considered 'legit' sports.

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by ShadFlow » Mon May 07, 2018 5:33 am

They should and people really need to respect E-sports players for the amount of work that goes into it.

As a competitive Tekken player myself, the amounts of effort, with the work on both on physical and knowledgeable might go beyond physical sports...at least the mental and knowledgeable aspects of Esports.

Frame data...understanding 50/50's, getting the muscle memory down even after 1000 times of effort sometimes even the most simple of tasks take dedication. Not only that but the game itself is always a constant chess board. Having to know not only your own character, but your opponents, and how they interact with each other and every option your presented with; then you've go to know what moves are your characters best moves and the worst and what's "punishable on-" or "safe". Then goes the psychological aspect. Picking up on your opponents habits, being able to "read", trying to adapt to a switched play style mid-game the adjust your own...

This is only intermediate level tech. If you're not cut out for math, or analysis this kind of game isn't for you on a competitive level.

E-sports deserve just as much respect as any professional athlete, maybe even more due to the restrictions of the code and the skill gaps.

Of course my "argument" is based around my own experience within the FGC and doesn't reflect ALL E-sport titles.

Overwatch is another I'm into and being able to understand counters, have good aim and team composition are perhaps the 3 key points of getting good. Everything else is mostly tactical sense.
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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by shadowvoidboss » Wed May 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Agreed back when I played super smash brothers melee competitively I played as every character in the game over 1000 times and learned a bunch of things about the game and it's characters. But I would never win because I didn't like breaking the game like most players I would try and play it lagitly and not be a jerk of a player. I did win a few locals but that's about it.
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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Revanite Exile » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:37 pm

If you can do it setting down it is not a sport.

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Reyn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 pm

KAC is nuts



top-level DDR is so intense it may as well be a sport

I can barely clear 10-steps without tiring myself out and these guys are doing 3 consecutive 18-20s it's insane

I could go on about top-level rhythm game players but there's not much point. Just trust me, I know from experience; having to read all that, study the patterns (there are sites dedicated to displaying the whole chart just for this purpose), the weight of the controller switches, adjusting your speed and offset... and even then there will be things that trip you up. I'm a voltex main myself and I'm just breaking into 18s and Let Me Tell You those things take a huge toll on your arms.

Case in point:



Immortal Saga MXM.

Ouch.

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Revanite Exile » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:14 pm

If dancing games are sports then you also admit ballroom dancing is a sport.

If you admit ballroom dancing is a sport, I have beach front property on the moon I'd like to sell you.

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Reyn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm

Hey man did you watch the video. Kinda fast huh

Also, ballroom dancing is a vague term. If your definition of sport is an activity that requires physical exertion, then I can point to several ballroom dance styles that are fast enough to warrant that. Not everything is a slow waltz my guy

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Revanite Exile » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:36 pm

Reyn wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Hey man did you watch the video. Kinda fast huh
Still a video game. Still not a sport. If I am going to watch people dance they better be women (without dicks) and taking off their clothes. Otherwise I'd rather go watch dead grass grow.

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Re: eSports. Are they legit sports?

Post by Reyn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:37 pm

Ah, an intellectual, I see.

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