Neoseeker : News : US government sees League of Legends LCS players as professional athletes
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Al The Killer Jul 12, 13
Glad I got a chance to post this in the LoL forum first.
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Mikau Kahn Jul 12, 13
I don't particularly see this as a good idea. There are a lot of videogames that would have made better choices, games that are much more precise and more accurately determine one's overall skill at videogames.

Like Wii Sports. Yes I'm just kidding, don't crucify me.
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LloydToS Jul 12, 13
It's likely this game is the first to be officially recocnized this way because it's so popular, I'm sure more games will be added over time now that they've broken the barrier.
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Axe Jul 12, 13
This is my ticket to getting into Ame - oh wait, I'm already here. But hey, good on them. It's always nice when people aren't barred from big events because they couldn't get into the country.
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Peace-Child Jul 12, 13
Gee, I remember when athletes were well-fit or ultra-muscular men and women who spent everyday working on a diet, training their mind and muscles and working to compete with other athletes. Times have changed, I guess.
Brb. Going to eat my favorite vegetable, pizza.
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BluAnimal Jul 12, 13
quote Peace-Child
Gee, I remember when athletes were well-fit or ultra-muscular men and women who spent everyday working on a diet, training their mind and muscles and working to compete with other athletes. Times have changed, I guess.
Brb. Going to eat my favorite vegetable, pizza.
The players are still mentally fit and quick thinking. What does their physical activity and diet have anything to do with it being a sport? I'm in marching band and people actually think that's a sport.
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WakeCraterWind Jul 12, 13
quote BluAnimal
quote Peace-Child
Gee, I remember when athletes were well-fit or ultra-muscular men and women who spent everyday working on a diet, training their mind and muscles and working to compete with other athletes. Times have changed, I guess.
Brb. Going to eat my favorite vegetable, pizza.
The players are still mentally fit and quick thinking. What does their physical activity and diet have anything to do with it being a sport? I'm in marching band and people actually think that's a sport.
Easy, guy-- he was questioning the term of athelete-- not sport. An athlete is: "A person possessing the natural or acquired traits, such as strength, agility, and endurance, that are necessary for physical exercise or sports, especially those performed in competitive contexts.". Under this definition, a professional gamer isn't neccessarily an athlete. It's the same reason people always question whether race car drivers are automatically athletes or not-- despite the fact that most of them are probably fit enough to be considered an athlete in any case.
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Dilweedle Jul 12, 13
I don't think of them as athletes because what they're doing isn't athletic.
I'd call them 'professional competitors' or something. Anyway, good for them.
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Al The Killer Jul 12, 13
quote Deman
Another announcement you all maybe missed. The US Governement recognises the LCS as a Sport on par with NBA,NFL,NHL so pro's get visas now
This is a giant step forward.

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I'll watch it on TV, because no Twitch chat and I have a big screen TV.

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Skyexplorer Jul 12, 13
That's awesome!

Next it'll be on Television xD But I think I'll stay watching it on twitch.

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Al The Killer Jul 12, 13
I'll watch it on TV, because no Twitch chat and I have a big screen TV.

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Skyexplorer Jul 12, 13
I'm not sure if it'll get enough viewers on Television, though.

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Tashur Astur Jul 12, 13
quote Skyexplorer
I'm not sure if it'll get enough viewers on Television, though.
SC2 has been broadcasted on Korean TV for years now, lots of entertainment shows etc. with the players too, it won't just be League of Legends games being broacasted when it happens it'll also involve something that I guess you could compare with a talkshow. Players as guests doing various different things etc. etc. etc.

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Rune Ripper Jul 12, 13
League of Legends can be watched in China on TV, even the amateur scene.

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