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[POLL] Would you like E-Sports to be contested at the Olympic Games?

Would you like E-Sports to be contested at the Olympic Games?  

33 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you like E-Sports to be contested at the Olympic Games?

    • Yes, the Olympic Movement cannot ignore the voice of youth
    • No, it's against the tradition of sport


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Vojthas    19

Well, I'm afraid we cannot ignore the more and more coming news about ideas of introducing the e-sport into programme of the Olympics (maybe even in 2024). I'm interested in your opinion.

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De_Gambassi    87

btw, the ioc is the one to blame here. They opened the door for this shit when they recognised billard as a proper sport (at the end of the 90's IIRC).

 

IOC should simply arbitrary state that no sport that recquires little to no athletics abilities should be part of the olympic program (juste like they do with motor sports). Period. Shooting beeing a kind of historical abnormality.

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LDOG    234

No.

 

For the simple reason that games are made and owned by companies.

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Vojthas    19
3 minutes ago, VolleyRuller96 said:

Already 8-6 at 1st technikal is a good sign

I'm happy too, but I think you wrote it in wrong thread ;)

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heywoodu    1,115
22 minutes ago, LDOG said:

No.

 

For the simple reason that games are made and owned by companies.

That's the main reason why I'd vote no, indeed.

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Bearas    14

Of course no... I don't understand what IOC trying to reach by slowly destroying Olympics with new/trendy/progressive (and other nonsense words they used) events and sports

(although I don't want to call video games as a sport) introduced to the games. Pus - again this would decrease the number of athletes per traditional sports ... Or maybe let's just cancel the games completely and IOC will be live streaming players from around the world playing Olympics simulator on Twitch....

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4 minutes ago, Vojthas said:

I'm happy too, but I think you wrote it in wrong thread ;)

Hahaha :d yeah I actually want to reply on point but then I had to leave my tablet for a bit and when I return I did not notice this is not volleyball thread  :wall:

 

So on point nów :d I don't think they should allow e-sport at the OG Simply because tbh the definition of sport - for me is physical challenge. What next - Poker? Blackjack? Russian Roulette? 

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heywoodu    1,115

I don't think shooting for example is so much more physically demanding, I mean, judging by the sizes of quite a lot of the competitors. By which I'm not saying shooting is not demanding, I'm saying e-sports is a lot more physically demanding than most people think. Not allowing e-sports simply because "there's no physical activity" only shows one doesn't really have a clue (although that does sound perfectly like what the IOC might do then :p ), not allowing it because the games are all made and owned by large companies and the competition would be one huge commercial for them is a way better reason. 

 

So I can't vote yes or no in this poll: I'd vote no, but not because 'it's against the tradition of sports', because it's not, or at least not more than other 'artificial' sports (basically sports besides running fast, swimming fast and fighting) :p 

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