E-Sports are not actual Sports? -Sudharsan -Gan Chee Hor -Mohamed -Glenn Wong -Michael Lee
E-Sports are not actual Sports?
-Gan Chee Hor
It’s not a sport — it’s a competition
Calling these games “sports” is like calling YouTube videos “TV shows.”All are entertaining, but they’re different in important ways, and it’s to the benefit of eSports to recognize those differences.
It only persists because comparing eSports to “real” sports is an easier sell to advertisers.
Just like chess, it's a competition
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Research by German Sport University that E-sports athletes are exposed to physical strains exactly like normal athletes.
Nobody looked into the demands placed on an e-sports professional, the training he/she undergo and strains exposed during tournaments.
E-sports athletes achieved approximately 400 movements on keyboard and mouse per minute, 4 times faster than normal athletes.
(www.dw.com), D.W.(n.d.). Science shows that eSports professionals are real athletes | Sports | DW.COM | 12.03.2016. Retrieved May 09, 2017, from
The e-sports players are not physically carrying out an activity.
Showalter, R. (n.d.). Are Esports Real Sports? Retrieved May 09, 2017, from
E-Sports really are highly strategic
It can be up to 10, 12 hours a day of gaming just to perform that one movement or skill shot better.
Young, H. (2016, May 31). ESports: Is pro video gaming a sport? Retrieved May 10, 2017, from
complete sports package
the desire of members and fans to publicly display their club and player affiliations.
Stewart, B., & Smith, A. (2013, January 14). The Special Features of Sport. Retrieved May 11, 2017, from
e-Sports and video game streaming are rapidly growing forms of new media in the internet driven by the growing provenance of online games and online broadcasting technologies.
Hamari, J., & Sjöblom, M. (2015, November 06). What Is eSports and Why Do People Watch It? Retrieved May 10, 2017, from
Multiple professions in e-sports
Professional gamers can be a professional in multiple games, this might not be the case for sports athletes
Iceiceice talks about Blizzard SEA invitational, LoL and DotA. (n.d.). Retrieved May 21, 2017, from
Some professional players' can be from several types of games.