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    That 's right, these tournaments often pull a much larger than sports competitions such as the World Series, the Super Bowl, and the NBA Finals, often competing for prize pools of millions of dollars. Little to everyone 's knowledge, this is also an industry that has existed since the 1970s and has silently been on the rise through decades. This boasting industry that has been exploding within the past several years is the eSports industry. There are many, many people, especially in today 's society, that will argue that video games are nothing but a waste of time, especially with today 's battle of finding a good, stable career. In today 's day and age, people are putting in more time to video games than ever, due to the fact that it is possible to make a career out of it. The eSports industry is a very important…

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    games to cause testosterone responses similar to those caused by physical competition (Oxford et al. 2009). Individuals who made the most effort towards their team’s victory faced an immediate increase in testosterone after the match, whereas the losing team’s most active team member faced a delay in testosterone increase (Oxford et al. 2009). Short term aggressive behavior is more likely to be impacted by the competitiveness of video games and not based on the violence (Adachi 2011). During an…

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    eSports v. Sports: Does Electronic Gaming Deserve to be Considered a Sport? “What type of competitor practices for 10 hours a day, lives in a team house surrounded by other professional players, and is supported by coaches, managers, and corporate endorsements? Answer: professional video gamers.” (Li) If the first thought that popped into your mind was a sports player, you were half right. If you guessed “eSports player”, you were definitely correct. “eSports” is an invented term that means…

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    Esports is a sport! The viewership’s, prize money and mental stress that Esports athletes have to go through are comparable to that of a regular sport athlete. It is not shocking that Esports athletes are very determined and focused people, given that there is so much on the line. Esports has pretty much turned into a full on sport with the addition of Esports commentators Not only that they are also treated similarly to that of a regular sports athlete, given a coaching staff and many other…

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    teams. What could they be going to see you ask? Only what can be arguably seen as the largest e-sport event of the year, the League of Legends World Championship finals. E-sports have finally come to a point where they’re not something to be taken lightly or scoffed at the concept of. The term e-sport refers to a competitive video game with a multiplayer element, in which more often than not, two teams comprised of professional gamers are pitted against one another for the viewing pleasure of…

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    Sports have been known as physical activities such as football, soccer, hockey, and baseball. Gaming has been around for quite a while now, and now people are trying to turn it into a sport. Competitions are held worldwide between professional gamers and have become a career for many. Anything that is requires skill and is competitive should be considered a sport. Organizations have been created with different teams for different games and have acquired sponsors to support them. Gaming should be…

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    Who knows what qualities something must have to be called a sport? Do we have a list of clearly defined points that are used to judge an activity to know if it is or isn’t a sport? Well I bring this up due to the controversial topic of “Esports aren’t really a sport” and how I disagree with this popular viewpoint. Esports have many traits that are found in other socially accepted sport such as football when a large group is required to work in a coordinated fashion under ample amounts of stress…

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    of playing sports as a child and young adult are limited but the impact on one's self and the memories will last forever. Each child between the ages of 4-16 should play sports while growing up. By playing sports throughout the early years of life, it allows children to be physically active, as well as be educated on their decisions related to health. Unfortunately, there are many people who believe sports cost too much money. However there are more positive impacts than negative impacts on…

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    When we think about the word sport, should we think that it’s about physical involvement, athletes, teams, skill, or a goal? However, should it always have a physical activity in it or, does it have to be in the Olympics to be called a sport? Sports should not be thought to be only physical activities, but mind and skill as well. In seeing the training that goes on into any type of sport can be stressful, even in chess, and the effects of stress can exhaust a person, even when they aren’t doing…

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    Are Kids Over-Scheduled? No matter how much technology a kid is surrounded with, the drive to participate in some kind of sporting activity outweighs the electronic draw. This seems true if the activity is fun. When it becomes too competitive, after the age of 13 kids find other activities and sports can get sidelined. All over the world children find ways to play. The fear of virtual reality taking over the actual physical experience has thus far gone unfounded. As a whole, humans want to…

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