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#4469018 - 04/05/19 01:11 PM Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States  
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/18/tech/esports-varsity-arena/index.html

"The global esports market is expected to generate more than $1 billion in 2019, according to research firm Newzoo. It also estimates the esports audience will reach 454 million this year."


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#4469019 - 04/05/19 01:22 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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Dang (#%&*$# is censored???). I wish when I was in high school there was an e-military flight sims varsity sport!!


That would have been the ONLY varsity sport I would have been good enough to do!

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#4469021 - 04/05/19 01:32 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Dang (#%&*$# is censored???). I wish when I was in high school there was an e-military flight sims varsity sport!!


That would have been the ONLY varsity sport I would have been good enough to do!

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#4469022 - 04/05/19 01:37 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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I can't wait until The Olympics includes these sports. Of course they'll have to get rid of some outdated ones to make room. But we don't need archaic things like running, jumping, wrestling and similar events, do we? Besides, those things aren't very inclusive.


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#4469023 - 04/05/19 01:37 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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So chess is therefore a sport too right?


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#4469024 - 04/05/19 01:39 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted by 462cid
So chess is therefore a sport too right?


I’m sure it is in Russia. Heck, they even televise chess matches!


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#4469027 - 04/05/19 01:59 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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Knock it all you want, but these kids make serious bucks. I've got some clients in the biz.

#4469031 - 04/05/19 02:33 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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Why not? Not everyone is sports inclined, but everyone wants a niche. They have competitive theater too, starting in middle school.


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#4469035 - 04/05/19 03:01 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Knock it all you want, but these kids make serious bucks. I've got some clients in the biz.

My son was telling me about some "professional streamers" who make several hundred thousand dollars a year letting people watch them play games online.

I was born too soon.


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#4469052 - 04/05/19 04:17 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
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Knock it all you want, but these kids make serious bucks. I've got some clients in the biz.

My son was telling me about some "professional streamers" who make several hundred thousand dollars a year letting people watch them play games online.

I was born too soon.


Yep. He's not joking. Some even make millions. Even simple editors of videos can make bank if they're skilled enough. You need to have a special kind of personality to be successful as a streamer, though, and to do it well you have to treat it as a job with set hours, and that might mean acting in a way that requires great effort. Not for everyone.

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#4469061 - 04/05/19 04:41 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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Originally Posted by Haggart
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/18/tech/esports-varsity-arena/index.html

"The global esports market is expected to generate more than $1 billion in 2019, according to research firm Newzoo. It also estimates the esports audience will reach 454 million this year."


my son's HS has a Bass fishing team that competes against other NH teams. I could understand this in the South, but was shocked when I saw a friend posting his son on a team.

The amount that competitive gamer's make, and knowing not every kid is college material, I'm glad to see schools looking outside the box of telling kids it's college or nothing.

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#4469063 - 04/05/19 04:46 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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The big three sports (football, basketball, and baseball) have become stale. It is no surprise that other competitive entertainment has started to become popular.

Twenty years ago I was heavy into all the EA NHL gaming. I would have loved to take a crack at making some cash off of it. Like it has been said before, born too late.


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#4469067 - 04/05/19 04:49 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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If this boom had happened twenty years ago I would have made some nice money competing in StarCraft and Quake, I'm sure. I won some titles back in the late 90s, but they were meaningless as there wasn't any cash attached to them. Nowadays that'd be $$$.

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#4469121 - 04/05/19 11:17 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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The top earning youtuber is an 8-year old kid who reviews toys. I think he earns something like $20m annually.

#4469133 - 04/06/19 01:04 AM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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#4469181 - 04/06/19 12:58 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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My point was that video games aren't a 'sport'. There is a 'sporting' aspect, but it begins and ends with competition. Athletes participate in sports and display athleticism. Poker players aren't athletes when playing poker, but they are competing. Video game. Game. Chutes and Ladders is not a sport.


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#4469184 - 04/06/19 01:04 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted by 462cid
My point was that video games aren't a 'sport'. There is a 'sporting' aspect, but it begins and ends with competition. Athletes participate in sports and display athleticism. Poker players aren't athletes when playing poker, but they are competing. Video game. Game. Chutes and Ladders is not a sport.





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#4469188 - 04/06/19 01:19 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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I guess “varsity” is correct if they play other schools, but like 462cid said these are not sports. Hell, I don’t consider auto racing a sport, because to me “sports” mean you’re doing the physical work. Simply sweating from the effort of steering and the heat doesn’t count.

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#4469191 - 04/06/19 01:32 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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I call major BS on auto racing not being a sport because it’s not physical enough.

The G forces acting on the driver and upper body strength required for racing most cars is considerable.


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#4469203 - 04/06/19 02:06 PM Re: Esports (competitive video game playing) Is Now a High School Varsity Sport in 8 States [Re: Haggart]  
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I agree with those who believe a sport is a game or competition between individuals or teams involving speed, strength, agility and/or physical endurance in which a HUMAN is the primary source of these. That eliminates dog racing horse racing nascar competitive eating video gaming poker and so on. These may be competitions or games or pass times but that doesn’t make them sport.

And at my house at least, sex is the varsity sport!

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