ESPN president John Skipper says that eSports are not an actual sport, but says they’re more like a competition much like chess or checkers. Skipper’s comments came about during Re/code’s Code/Media Series conference when he was asked what he thought about Amazon’s recent acquisition of Twitch.
“It’s not a sport—it’s a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. “Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.”
Of course. EA/EA Sports is shit.
And finally. Somebody who makes sense about EA’s most infamous rehash of all rehash next to COD.
Sports are just competitions as well…
Not according to mr Skipper, so…it doens’t matter if you’re last then?
Sure, but every competition isn’t a sport.
And every EA game is a walking money sucker of shame.
My thoughts exactly
Check out the brains on this guy! Only a man of true intellect could understand that
Plus, Sport is competition so I don’t get what he’s trying to say there
Pretty obvious what he’s trying to say. Esports aren’t sports. Sports require physical exertion. Esports are competitions more in line with chess and spelling bees.
Who said sports require physical exertion? Don’t think that is a rule.
Yes it is.
They keep changing the definition. The way I see it though, if you’re not sweating it’s not a sport.
So if someone is sweating because they fear an oral presentation, then it’s considered a sport, got it…
Apparently, some people haven’t played DDR, Just dance, or a even to name as a small example, mario and sonic at the Olympic games.
Same channel that airs bull riding and darts and poker
A superior competition because we work with our minds not that primitive disgusting human body…
Doesn’t take much of your mind to play a video game.
Doesn’t take much of your mind to play Call of Duty.* Fixed.
If we’re being honest, same can be said about 2D Mario games and many others.
I play sports and video games. And my body is not disgusting. For shame commander.
What the fuck kinda news is this?
Weird, for a second I thought I was reading a non-Nintendo related news on a Nintendo news website.
But chess is a sport…
Exactly what I was thinking, lmao.
Look at all you ninty dweebs, bad mouthing EA, ya’ll just jealous you got no games just failed rehashes of trashy franchises, ya’ll makes me sick, ya’ll dweebs 4 lif
Awwwww you really have time visiting this site for babies
He means esports like cod championships and league tournaments and shit to bad chess doesn’t have teams and a point system, if you look and the definition of a sport those kinda tournaments fit the bill
Can we please say the same thing about Golf. …
I think what he’s about is the meaning of Sport as a Physical Activity with it why its called eSports (Electronic Sports) because its entirely different. It was probably only called it for convenience or something. At the end of the day saying eSports is just so much easier than having to say Videogame Tournaments/Competetitions all the time.
So please, president of ESPN, why did you broadcast The International 4 on ESPN3? Especially when most people interested in it, including myself, would watch on Twitch?
i was thinking the same thing
That’s goddamn right, son.
Well like it or not, he’s not wrong. DotA 2 and LOL is not a sport.
What, the dude in charge of sports coverage doesn’t like something that’s moving focus away from his channels? Weird.
I can’t wait to play EA’s game where I control a fat neckbeard playing league of legends.
Agree with this guy 100%, comparing gaming to another competition like chess was great.
But I guess Spelling bees are…
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