Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Video games aren’t sports

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Video gaming is something anyone at any age level can do and requires very little physical activity and therefore should not be considered a sport.

Sports like football, baseball and basketball are real sports. They require a lot of physical training and energy to do.

Even Grandma Lilly in the movie “Grandma’s Boy” can play video games!

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to play a video game; all you need is two hands, sometimes one depending on what game console you’re using.

The main reason it is even a sport is because of the game “League of Legends.”

According to Tech News World. com, e-sports require the same level of training and specialization as regular sports.

People don’t need to run across 50 yards or dribble a ball to play a video game.

All you need to know is how to work the controller. In order to be an athlete, you need to be in top physical shape and have some type of athletic ability.

Anyone can learn how to play video games, no matter what age or physical capability he has.

It’s doubtful we’ll ever see video gaming in the Olympics. Yes, video games are popular in this modern day but does that mean it deserves to be called a sport?

We have professional football players, basketball players and baseball players. People like Michael Jordan, Payton Manning and Babe Ruth are all looked up to and admired by sports fanatics for their specific talents and skills in their respected sports.

A guy who does nothing but eat and play video games all day at home as someone that would be considered a sports role model is unfathomable. That’s not exactly a profession that parents would encourage their kids to get into.

Just because it has the word “game” in it doesn’t mean it should be considered a sport.

You can play video games from almost anywhere. Other sports require you to physically be in the same room as your opponent(s) when competing.

The bottom line is how lazy is our society becoming where we make sitting at a computer and twiddling our thumbs while we eat chips all day a sport?

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.
Video games aren’t sports