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

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On The scientific Relevance of eSports: Michael G. Wagner


The eSport Debate:  Matthew Winchell


Ten reasons why chess is a sport : John Foley

Ten Reasons why Chess is a Sport



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


  • 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…

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