Video Games Should Not Be A Sport Essay

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Whether it’s playing video games or watching video games, we get filled with an intoxicating feeling to play or watch more. Throughout generations, there has been an increase of people playing video games and about half the population in the United States plays video games. Since 1980, video games are taken to a different level with eSports, which is competitive electronic gaming tournaments with other competitors. In 2000 to the present , eSports grew in popularity and became known worldwide because of the game “League of Legends”. In 2011 “LoL” tournament ranked over 1.6 million views worldwide and during a “LoL” championship in 2015 over 36 million people were viewing the game. ESport raises this question: “Do video games counts as sports?” Video games do not count as a sport because it does not match the criteria of a sport,video games are luck-based, and are unhealthy.
According to the Oxford Dictionaries, the word “sport” is defined as an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. Video games do contain skills/experience , competitions, and amusement but do not emphasize “physical exertion”. Most games such as the Call of Duty and Halo franchise require no physical
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Video games do not meet the definition of a sport and there is a lack of “physical exertion” while playing video games. Third place winner of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited Global Championship, Alexandre Laverez shows that there are no skills necessary to play video games and become a pro at it. There are health issues caused from playing video games such as sleep deprivation and lack vitamin D. From the rise of technology, video games are becoming more complex and strategic, but video games should stay as games, not
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