Mainstream Sports

Should E-Sports be in the Olympics? (Part 2)

The Olympics is reserved only for athletes and sports. Does competitive gaming qualify as a sport? In part 2 of this post we will look at evidence supporting why playing video games should not be considered a sport, and in turn why it should not be part of the Olympics.  (more…)

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Should E-Sports be in the Olympics? (Part 1)

The Olympics is a gathering of the world’s best athletes competing against each other in the most popular sports. Esports has over 292 million people playing. So why is it not an Olympic sport? Should playing videogames even be considered a sport? In part 1 of this post we will look at why it should be. (more…)

Competitive Gaming in Mainstream Sports (pt. 1)

nba_arenaWith the continual growth of E-sports, its representation and opportunity for investment has expanded to traditional sports media. There have been several cases of popular sports athletes investing in, owning, or even playing in competitive gaming teams. As it turns out, NBA forward Jonas Jerebko seems to be doing all three. (more…)