Why eSports is relevant in the Modern Era (BCM325 Task 2 Podcast)

Gin + Spice

Podcast

References

On The scientific Relevance of eSports: Michael G. Wagner

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/220968200_On_the_Scientific_Relevance_of_eSports

The eSport Debate:  Matthew Winchell

https://esportsargument.weebly.com/

Ten reasons why chess is a sport : John Foley

https://londonchessconference.com/a-question-of-sport/

Transcript

Arguments:

  1. Is eSports a real sport?
  2. How relevant is eSports?

1.

  • Definition: An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
    1. eSport video games do involve some form of physical exertion, even though it’s small (Eg eye movements, wrist and finger movements). This is where the injuries would occur
    2. The majority of exertion being used is purely mental exertion since video games massively rely on fast reaction time and great tracking.
  • If chess is a sport (which it is according to The International Olympic Committee)
    1. Competitive. Two highly competitive teams duke it out to win. Same as every other sport and often much for fast-paced than chess
    2. Well established.

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