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  nariusseldon

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OP  7/13/13 12:33:35 AM#1

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/196195/US_recognizes_eSports_players_as_professional_athletes.php

""The United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional athletes, and awards visas to essentially work in the United States under that title"

 

  craftseeker

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7/13/13 12:36:38 AM#2
Originally posted by nariusseldon

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/196195/US_recognizes_eSports_players_as_professional_athletes.php

""The United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional athletes, and awards visas to essentially work in the United States under that title"

ROFLMAO

  1. Old news other threads on this already
  2. .... and no one have every thought a government has made silly decisions before.
  3. The purpose of this decision is not prestige its immigration control and taxation.
  hulgar

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7/13/13 12:38:04 AM#3
I dont give a fuck to whatever US gov thinks..they are NOT athletes...period
  Utinni

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7/13/13 12:41:33 AM#4
I think this is more of a formality as players from other countries (edward from russia comes to mind) join american teams. Until now I assume they couldn't get a work visa. 
  Squeak69

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7/13/13 12:46:11 AM#5

considering these are also given the same treatment. . . . ..

pool

darts

Frisbee

table tennis

 

and several more, im inclined not to care what the government terms a pro sport.

 

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7/13/13 12:58:07 AM#6
Originally posted by Squeak69

considering these are also given the same treatment. . . . ..

pool

darts

Frisbee

table tennis

 

and several more, im inclined not to care what the government terms a pro sport.

 

Same with chess as I mentioned in the other thread on this topic earlier today.

So basically it now recognized as a "game" much like many others listed above.

It's still not a "sport" in the traditional sense.

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  hulgar

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7/13/13 1:02:53 AM#7
You can say that they are giving hints at young people. .son, dont look for a job, turn on the comp and play so you can become a valuable asset to the community.

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  CthulhuPuffs

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7/13/13 1:05:32 AM#8
Originally posted by nariusseldon

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/196195/US_recognizes_eSports_players_as_professional_athletes.php

""The United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional athletes, and awards visas to essentially work in the United States under that title"

 

You do realize that the US Govt is comprised of a bunch of F'n morons right?

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  Axehilt

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7/13/13 2:34:45 AM#9

Sport, "Sport refers to the exercise of skill in a physical activity which is often competitve, and carried on for its intrinsic enjoyment, including that of its spectators.[1][2]"

Sports are physical activities.  Nearly all games aren't.

Clearly the government is more likely to leverage an existing thing like an athlete visa than to create some entirely new type of visa just for gaming, so that's why they did this (at least if you opt not to go with the particularly sarcastic responses others have provided, heh.)

Games aren't sports -- and you shouldn't care that they aren't, but simply enjoy that e-sports are a fantastic new form of competition and entertainment. Who the hell cares if they're considered a sport, as long as they're more fun to play and watch than actual sports?

  Vutar

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7/13/13 2:39:06 AM#10
Originally posted by Axehilt

Sport, "Sport refers to the exercise of skill in a physical activity which is often competitve, and carried on for its intrinsic enjoyment, including that of its spectators.[1][2]"

Sports are physical activities.  Nearly all games aren't.

Clearly the government is more likely to leverage an existing thing like an athlete visa than to create some entirely new type of visa just for gaming, so that's why they did this (at least if you opt not to go with the particularly sarcastic responses others have provided, heh.)

Games aren't sports -- and you shouldn't care that they aren't, but simply enjoy that e-sports are a fantastic new form of competition and entertainment. Who the hell cares if they're considered a sport, as long as they're more fun to play and watch than actual sports?

 

The kids who are upset that their parents tell them to go outside. They want to say "BUT MOM, this is a sport!."

  rojoArcueid

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7/13/13 2:44:08 AM#11

government say what they want, doesnt mean its real. And i dont care what they say. First they were trying to eradicate (or increase tax to) violent games, and now the pvp game with the highest amount of players with violent temper is recognized as a sport for professional athlete. Gotta go to the gym to be fit for some matches...

 

/facepalm

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  thegreatestagain

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7/13/13 2:53:45 AM#12
he dont even drive
  InsaneDalek

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7/13/13 3:00:58 AM#13

Yeah well, the US government also thinks that sending hi-tech weapons to cannibalistic 'rebels' with ties to terrorist organizations is a good idea too, so it would be wise to take anything they say or determine with a few billion grains of salt.

 

 

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  Rydeson

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7/13/13 3:32:13 AM#14
Originally posted by CthulhuPuffs
Originally posted by nariusseldon

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/196195/US_recognizes_eSports_players_as_professional_athletes.php

""The United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional athletes, and awards visas to essentially work in the United States under that title"

 

You do realize that the US Govt is comprised of a bunch of F'n morons right?

Ha Ha Ha.. I damn near spit out my coffee all over the monitor.. 

  Jean-Luc_Picard

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7/13/13 5:48:34 AM#15
Thankfully the US government does not and will never rule the world...

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  ReallyNow10

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7/13/13 6:54:09 AM#16
Originally posted by hulgar
I dont give a fuck to whatever US gov thinks..they are NOT athletes...period

QFT on both points.

  ReallyNow10

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7/13/13 6:54:55 AM#17
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard
Thankfully the US government does not and will never rule the world...

While I would not want them to rule the world, the rest of the world does not even rule themselves (freedom-wise).

  Doogiehowser

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7/13/13 6:56:15 AM#18
E sport...is neither mentally taxing like chess nor it is physically taxing like football, tennis, swimming etc. To refer to e'sport people as athletes is just absurd. 

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  whisperwynd

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7/13/13 7:01:40 AM#19
Originally posted by Axehilt

 

Clearly the government is more likely to leverage an existing thing like an athlete visa than to create some entirely new type of visa just for gaming, so that's why they did this (at least if you opt not to go with the particularly sarcastic responses others have provided, heh.)

 

Clearly in agreement here. What's worrisome is that now it's been done. What else will they add to this list and will ESPN start covering it?  

  Nadia

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7/13/13 7:01:45 AM#20
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