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Topic # 148619 25-Jun-2014 10:01
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  Reply # 1074001 25-Jun-2014 10:20
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They are not athletes, they are gamers, i have always wondered what idiots report and write this stuff

Gave me a giggle at least 




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  Reply # 1074006 25-Jun-2014 10:26
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athletes?  no

Sportsmen (and women)?  Yes.


If darts is a sport, then so is pro-gaming.

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  Reply # 1074013 25-Jun-2014 10:35
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I think the reason they use the word athlete is because all the overseas League of Legends players in the US league are under pro-athlete visas allowing them to work and compete in the US.

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  Reply # 1074014 25-Jun-2014 10:36
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 I think its the most appropriate word.








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  Reply # 1074017 25-Jun-2014 10:38
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I don't know, I kind of think certain games are mentally challenging enough to be regarded a type of academic athleticism. :)






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  Reply # 1074242 25-Jun-2014 13:21
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Lias:  I think its the most appropriate word.



Honestly ???  I'm not sure I could claim to the doctor I was athletic if I was a gamer :-)


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  Reply # 1074468 25-Jun-2014 18:13
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I wouldn't use the term athlete because its definition requires performing athletics which as far as I am aware, operating a digital device is not.

However, I would certainly use the term sportsperson because they are competing against each other and often formed into teams and put in a lot of time and effort to get to where they are at.





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  Reply # 1074563 25-Jun-2014 21:02
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TwoSeven: I wouldn't use the term athlete because its definition requires performing athletics which as far as I am aware, operating a digital device is not.

However, I would certainly use the term sportsperson because they are competing against each other and often formed into teams and put in a lot of time and effort to get to where they are at.



 

 

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a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; aparticipant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill.

Sounds like a pro gamer to me..

 

 

 







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