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Geguri and Jake going to Switzerland to represent
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irishfire
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Hopefully it goes well. Maybe it can convince my parents gaming is a sport

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Wombat
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Gaming isn't a sport

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irishfire
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Change my mind

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Urkara
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Gaming isn't a sport. Actually every sport is a game. They have players , rules and a winning condition.

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murasaki
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J ResidentSleeper k e

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Raisin
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They don't like gaming because it has simulated violence but there's an Olympic sport where people poke each other with swords. I don't think esports should be in the Olympics, but the IOC should at least be honest with their reasoning.

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What the fuck is this comparison? There is literally no violence involved in fencing...

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I think the point is that they both have simulated violence - no different from wrestling or judo, or even shooting.

People just get a little weirded out when it's like - simulated warfare between two teams that are analogous to a terrorist and counter-terrorist group lol

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There's literally no violence in gaming

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Guinea
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wowee i wanna go to switzerland

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Pixelfish
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Lets go Jake and Geguri! Represent!

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dregran
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why was this downvoted??

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candlestick
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im a simple man, I see pixelfish, I downvote

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Emaxmagnus
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you can hate jake as much as you want but looks like the guy knows what hes doing in his life

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wentaway
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It's called having the "physique du rôle", the guy is good looking, clean face, nice smile, and for sure has enough brain to back it of, when he doesn't munch a gum he's simply perfect for this kind of role.

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I missed the point where everybody turned from loving Jake to hating Jake, can somebody enlighten me ?

Was it the junkrat hate train ? The xQc "J LUL K E" ?

I remember when everybody was revering his communication skills, his looks, his instructive well written articles, his Pharah and Genji skills.

Did he get punished for playing the role his team needed ? I also seem to remember that his Tracer got a lot of flak when the statistics and his coaches' opinion showed it was actually pretty good

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gabeconte
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This is awesome - I hope Jake doesn't galaxy brain himself into some sort of mess here though

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paolodicandio
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geguri just for the political correctness and jake will do the talkin. should be fine OW at the next olympics.

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I read some articles about chess trying to get into the olympics, they're struggling pretty hard and are established since many years ! At some point they were even considering making the board and pieces in ice to get into winter sports

Esports has less foundations and history but much more public, so we got this going for us, which is nice

Anyhow I don't think esports olympics 2020 :)

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accountseverywhere
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The difficulty level should be one up from that tv show he was on. I still think the general principal of jake looking good and being pleasant to be around is way more important than anything either one of them could say. And it doesn't hurt to point out the fact that overwatch has a girl in the league representing the pinnacle of competitive play. That alone will surely win some people over automatically.

The whole debate is silly really. Video games are not considered sports because the definition of sports seems to have "and it can't be a video game" in it. What can and can't be a sport is already incredibly vague and is just basically what people want it to be.

Go there, smile, be a female, maybe say something smart while you kiss ass and make "important" people feel good. Then video games are one step closer to being a sport.

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gabeconte
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What

#21
accountseverywhere
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It's ok dumb people like you will of course not understand and even feel threatened by this.

#22
sheepsheepshee
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r/iamverysmart

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irishfire
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Im with sheep, how did this go from video games to Ur mom kissing my ass

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The whole point of this is really that the committee wants to communicate to the gaming design and development community that they should look at terms like "killing spree" or "team kill" if they want to be taken more seriously by the olympics. The most any gamer representative could speak about is the gereal mentality of competitive gaming around these games and their depiction of violence. Which honestly won't ammount to much. If blizzard is interested in the olympics then they will have already talked about design elements that can be more appealing and may talk more after the committee. Thats the real meat of the situation. What jake and geguri say matters little if at all. What does matter is how the committee feels about the whole thing and as with most human beings that has alot more to do with how people talk to them than the intellectual content communicated.

As far as overwatch or video games being at the olympics I don't think it maters. What matters is really just the populairty and proliferance of video game competitions. This will rise even without being in the olympics.

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"Go there, smile, be a female, maybe say something smart while you kiss ass and make "important" people feel good. Then video games are one step closer to being a sport."

WHAT

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KoleeKo
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Never understood the obsession with calling video gaming a sport.. it can be independent and function completely on its own and does not need to be validated by comparing it to athletic competition. Esports are great on their own and can flourish without worrying about semantics from the masses.

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I guess that getting into the olympics is a good opportunity to get coverage and recognition, which means more sponsors, more prize pools, more juicy television contracts etc.

Seeing how chess is struggling to get in I don't think esports will be included in the olympics anytime soon, but they got to start somewhere

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