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Post Reply There's a chance eSports could make an appearance at the 2024 Olympic Games
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Posted 8/9/17 , edited 8/10/17
I'm not so sure about having E-sport being part of the Olympic...

I don't think people will approve of this...

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/303448/Theres_a_chance_eSports_could_make_an_appearance_at_the_2024_Olympic_Games.php

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Posted 8/10/17 , edited 8/10/17
Okay as much as I love video games even I have to be sickened by this. Esports is the worse thing to happen to gaming ever, it creates nothing but a toxic environment and even calling it a sport is a bit much.

Olympians train to the point of pain and suffering. They dedicate their whole lives to physical and mental excellence and push themselves to limits 99% of the world wouldn't even consider in their wildest dreams.

What the fuck do these useless man children do to be considered worthy of respect? Especially of the respect Olympians have earned through literal sweat, blood, and tears.
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Posted 8/10/17 , edited 8/10/17
I wouldnt mind seeing Esports but the question remains.

How are they going to prepare like the other athletes?

Will they have to take performance enhancing drugs also?
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Posted 8/10/17 , edited 8/10/17
Don't know how I feel about it myself, but it sounds interesting.
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Posted 8/10/17
Someone made another thread about this an hour ago, but since this is older I'll reply to this one too. I don't like diminishing the effort eSports athletes make but, I also don't think it's quite as much as the insane training Olympic athletes go through. Someone brought chess up on the other thread, and that it might show up in the 2020 Olympics, and so if that were to happen I'd agree with eSports in 2024, though chess has been considered a sport since way back.

Idk man, it all boils down to HOW it's done. I'd watch it, but not sure if it's a good move.
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Posted 8/11/17

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Okay as much as I love video games even I have to be sickened by this. Esports is the worse thing to happen to gaming ever, it creates nothing but a toxic environment and even calling it a sport is a bit much.

Olympians train to the point of pain and suffering. They dedicate their whole lives to physical and mental excellence and push themselves to limits 99% of the world wouldn't even consider in their wildest dreams.

What the fuck do these useless man children do to be considered worthy of respect? Especially of the respect Olympians have earned through literal sweat, blood, and tears.


there are people out there who would consider the e-sport champions as role models if i have time to sit and play the same game 6-10 hours a day, i think most of us can become e-sport champions..

being an Olympian is something else entirely, just running 1.5 -2 mile a day is wearing me out as is

You will need a lot of dedication and strong will to be among the Olympians

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Posted 8/12/17

Ranwolf wrote:

Okay as much as I love video games even I have to be sickened by this. Esports is the worse thing to happen to gaming ever, it creates nothing but a toxic environment and even calling it a sport is a bit much.

Olympians train to the point of pain and suffering. They dedicate their whole lives to physical and mental excellence and push themselves to limits 99% of the world wouldn't even consider in their wildest dreams.

What the fuck do these useless man children do to be considered worthy of respect? Especially of the respect Olympians have earned through literal sweat, blood, and tears.


As fun as the idea sounds, I agree with the above.
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Posted 8/12/17 , edited 8/12/17

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I wouldnt mind seeing Esports but the question remains.

How are they going to prepare like the other athletes?

Will they have to take performance enhancing drugs also?


Most esport professionals, especially if they're sponsored, already do spend at least 8 hours a day training. Exactly how depends on the game they play but it's not uncommon for there to be team oriented training, dedicated coaching, watching match video, etc. which isn't all that different from what athletes do. They're not just sitting there munching Doritos while playing casually.

And there actually is already a pretty fairly big debate on performance enhancers in esport. The performance enhancers in esports are most often stimulants than can increase reaction speed or are things like medication intended for ADHD that boost focus.

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Posted 8/12/17
While I'm actually someone who does believe in esports as a real legitimate thing, I'm not sure that the Olympics are the proper venue for it. To me the Olympics have always been about physical compeitiion, which is why you don't see things like Chess or Poker there despite being long lived and respected forms of competition.

I also wonder what games they would choose. As competitive as CSGO is, I can't see anyone advocating a game where you shoot and kill others as something appropriate in the Olympic contest. I also can't really see the fantasy worlds of LoL or DOTA being a good fit either. Frankly, the most appropriate genre to me (and I completely recognize how biased I am as a fan of the genre) would be fighting games. There already are combat sports at the Olympics and unless you're talking Mortal Kombat characters in fighting games generally aren't actually killing each other.

Either way, I'm curious about where this ends up going. I don't see it happening given how the Olympics already has had to push out traditional sports with storied history because there are too many to fit. But, of course, that could also mean they would be willing to push out more traditional sports to make room for something like esport.
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Posted 8/12/17 , edited 8/12/17
Here, have this
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-997973/paris-open-to-putting-esports-into-the-olympics-2024
It's another thread on the same thing in a different section
This thread seems older, though this one has fewer replies

As pointed out, while less physically intense, training and team exercises for this stuff is basically the same a a normal sport in terms of time commitment and resources.


IDK if this is a good idea.
I like the idea, and would be a good way to help bridge the gap between the older and younger generations, or just gamers and non-gamers in general.
But there is something to said about keeping purely physical sports


If it does happen, I want to see the opening ceremonies and interactions between e-sports and normal athletes
Walks during the opening ceremony with a keyboard sticking out their backpack
Other Olympian, jacked as fuck titan of a person, meets the average looking Asian dude and mistakes him for a tourist/visitor. It would be glorious


Another thing I'm interested in is the gender side of this
As of now, as far as I know, e-sports is mono-gender. Girls and Guys compete in the same league. But there are next to no girls competing.
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Posted 8/13/17
this is not an olympic sport

let it take place the week prior too like a fun pre game event not a real event
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Posted 8/14/17 , edited 8/14/17
I love gaming but...

sloths are being considered as Olympians let's hope not...
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Posted 8/14/17

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I love gaming but...

sloths are being considered as Olympians let's hope not...


blunt/straightforward as always
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Posted 8/14/17
I wouldn't be against it. I mean colleges already starting to offer LoL scholarships.
https://www.polygon.com/2016/3/30/11330776/league-of-legends-university-california-irvine-esports-scholarship-riot
https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/league-of-legends-college-scholarships-2619
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Posted 8/15/17
I love video games, but when I think of Olympic games, I think of traditional sports or at the very least something athletic.
Adding E-Sports justs seems like a short sighted way for more viewership and sponsor spots for the Olympic committeeto gain.
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