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Watching people play video games professionally is exactly as worthy as watching people play sports proffessionally

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They're both just watching people play games.
[@695370,Straylight]

That is true
Rokasu · 31-35, M
Professional gamers invest an insane amount of time in being good at what they do. What’s even more amazing is that gaming is an international competitive sport for almost any game.
Roflcash4 · 22-25, M
[@16030,Rokasu] video games aren't a sport
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
I dunno. It is a skill and I have no problem with it but I prefer watching real sports, like association football.

I've never been an athletic guy but I appreciate team work and athletic skill. If e-sports become big then that could encourage unhealthy life choices.
[@422868,Burnley123]

Seems to me that you hear a lot more about sports injuries and even deaths than you do about gaming ones...
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
[@360493,Pikachu] It depends on the sport. I'm British and our version of football is very different to the NFL. You don't get the concussions, the brain damage and the life-changing injuries. A player might get injured but the injuries never affect their post-sports life.

I don't think its healthy for someone to do a job which involves hours and hours sat down behind a computer screen. I am not in favour of banning it and these things give people pleasure. That's fair enough. But for reasons that I've given, it's not something I like. I think we'll have to agree to disagree.
[@422868,Burnley123]

[quote] but the injuries never affect their post-sports life.[quote][/quote][/quote]

lol Never?
Calling shenanigans on that one but ok.

I'm just pointing out that sports are not easy on your body, especially not at the professional level.
hunkalove · 61-69, M
Sports are meant to be played, not watched. And video games are an absolute total waste of time that hurts people and destroys lives.
BlueVeins · 18-21, M
[@45528,hunkalove] Nah, if you had fun, you didn't waste that time. Video games don't hurt people; people hurt people, sometimes using video games.
[@45528,hunkalove]

Well sports destroy lives too.
So are you saying that you agree that watching either is the same?

Why are video games a waste of time?
Humbug · 51-55, M
With sports,you can actually see what’s happening?😂 at least the camera should be focused on the screen
[@653971,Humbug]

Well the feeling i get watching sports is boredom lol. Although i'd suggest a shooter for more excitement.

But personal preference aside, it seems to me to be the same activity.
Humbug · 51-55, M
[@360493,Pikachu] it’s not the same experience for me but im probably just old school.
[@653971,Humbug]

Well exactly. But watching tennis might not be the same experience for someone as watching hockey and so on.
gummybears · F
So dumb
[@505120,gummybears]

In what way?
You gave two examples of why you thought it was different and i've shown you that in fact those differences don't exist.
If you disagree then you can tell me why i'm wrong.
If you don't disagree then you can give me a couple more reasons why these should be considered different.
gummybears · F
You haven’t shown me anything, I think what I think
[@505120,gummybears]

Well...that's why i offered you the opportunity to give a counterpoint.

To review:
You gave two reasons why you thought gaming and sport were different in terms of spectatorship.
I explained why those differences do not in fact exist.
In the absence of a counter argument from you, the point stands.

So i'll offer this to you again:

If you disagree that i have shown that those differences do not exist then tell me where you think i am in error.
If you agree that i have shown those differences do not exist then give me a different example which you feel shows the differences between the spectatorship of gaming and sport.
Yea-- no difference.





[@482591,CopperCicada]

Well most of that was all down to personal preference for the game you're watching or what sport interests you.

Remember the question: Is watching people play video games professionally exactly as worthy as watching people play sports professionally?

[quote]Watching people play a video game? That seems more pointless than watching people play ball when I can throw one around...[/quote]

This is what i'm interested in.
Why is it [i]more[/i] pointless to watch someone play a video game that you could be playing (but does it better than you could ever do) than it is to watch someone place a sport that you could be playing (but does it better than you could ever do)?
[@360493,Pikachu] OK.

Stated differently.

Watching (most) professional sport is [b]just as pointless[/b] and boring as watching professional gaming.

Why?

I dunno. They're things better just enjoyed. They're things people can do. And the whole corporate thing seems to ruin everything. It all becomes about sponsorship. Money.

But "professional sport", depending on how you gloss that word "professional", includes a lot more than the shit we see on TV.
[@482591,CopperCicada]

[quote]Watching (most) professional sport is just as pointless and boring as watching professional gaming.[/quote]

That's all i was trying to suss out lol.
I agree.
gregloa · 56-60, M
They don’t get much exercise but as long as they stand for the National Anthem
Miram · 26-30, F
video games give me headaches.
[@542305,Darkcosmos]

Sucks, man

 
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