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Can you imagine the total balls up the International Olympic Committee would make of trying to put e-sports into the Olympics?

It should absolutely happen and then some of the bigger promoters can use that as the case study for creating their own Gaming Olympics. I mean, the LANs, studios and broadcast systems are already in place and operational in multiple countries. Some corruption, contempt and incompetence from the establishment and we can have a clean break.

I'm quite willing to sacrifice France on the altar of "See, they can't be trusted" to get a good and proper recognition and legitimisation of Pro Gaming as a serious professional career.
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gornotck wrote:

They might as well have competetive bed wetting.



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No, leave the Olympics as physical sports. It should be a place for people who are at the pinnacle of their sport who have trained for all their life physically to make it.


About spot on with my assessment of the people who play video games. There is no skill in sitting on your ass, twitching reflex muscles. You can be great it, it just doesn't take a lot of effort. Especially when the basic game is already balanced and built around factors that you can control, where as you are given a set of factors in a physical sport like distance and told to push yourself even greater than the guy behind you when running a marathon.

It isn't exactly exciting to watch someone sit on their ass anyway, two guys weighting +250 pounds beating the shit out of each other in boxing gets the blood boiling of the audience. If it where allowed, it would just be an additional revenue stream to squeeze more money for out of the tourist boom for the city where it is held for two weeks.
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You already have the big e-sport tournaments available online for anyone who cares to watch them.

Would anyone care enough about the 5 ring circus hosting an e-sports event to tune in?

How long would it take to get the gold medal in DOTA2 anyway?
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You already have the big e-sport tournaments available online for anyone who cares to watch them.

Would anyone care enough about the 5 ring circus hosting an e-sports event to tune in?

How long would it take to get the gold medal in DOTA2 anyway?


One, it's the Olympics. Even for gamers, that holds a significant amount of prestige

Second, another element is the audience. Part of the Olympics is showcasing sports and talents that are otherwise overshadow by football-basketball-baseball for America and football everywhere else. E-Sports definitely falls into that category

Third, it show cultural evolution that E-sports are even being considered. Video games are being accepted more and more as hobbies and things to be dedicated too. Being in the Olympics would be a great boon for the video-game industry/culture/etc.


And, if this is true, 7 years and a tournament to win a gold medal


What's more interesting is how this would interact with big E-sports tournaments. Some of the big names would leave to compete (and may not have time to readjust to their actual team) if not scheduled appropriately.
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Posted 8/11/17

gornotck wrote:

They might as well have competetive bed wetting.


What do you mean?
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zero356 wrote:
What's more interesting is how this would interact with big E-sports tournaments. Some of the big names would leave to compete (and may not have time to readjust to their actual team) if not scheduled appropriately.


I'm sure all the smaller (small as in not the Olympics) tournaments and events would happily reschedule for them. As you said, this would be huge for all of e-sports, giving them all a huge platform to expand their brands and bring in new fans who might not otherwise have watched them at all.
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Part of me says yes....


Part of me says no....
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Although good in theory, I believe it will be ridden with bugs and exploitations if open to the public.
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Although good in theory, I believe it will be ridden with bugs and exploitations if open to the public.


Doubtful
Most of these games already have competitive scenes, so these problems are already seen and dealt with

Bugs are very unlikely as any game to be in the Olympics is going to be well-established, meaning a lack of bugs


As for exploitation, in what sense?
If it's exploiting factors of the game, no shit. People already do that and part of being a professional is adjusting to those faults in the game. For example, League has a very set meta most of the time. Is that good from a game design stand point? Not really, but part of being a pro is adjusting to the fact of "play these 5 (out of 138, roughly 20-30 for that role) champions or basically auto-lose"

As for any form of underhanded deals and what not, I assume the Olympics would have a good hold on that sort of stuff.
Or at least I hope they would
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I'm glad to hear that they're open to discussing it, especially with how pouty many other groups associated with traditional sports are when approaching the subject. With that being said, I think the conversation ought to ultimately lead to a "no". The olympics are about physical challenge and while I certainly hope esports get a stage as big as an olympic event, I just don't think they belong there.
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i think it would make more snese if it was more creating a new sort of olympic involving more mental activities such as chess, as well as video games then mixing it with the physical Olympics
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