Dinner Debates: eSports

Dinner Debates: eSports


It doesn’t bother me, I’m not all worked up by it It doesn’t? You are worked up Bocconcini, some basil Basil? Basil basil? Perfect, WiFi off Thanks for coming Thanks for having us Are Esports really sports? Playing Call of Duty is not necessarily a “sport” it’s a game, you know what I mean? Ain’t no doggone sport So what’s the difference between a game and a sport? Whatever it is, it took off I wanna clarify, I wanna clarify What’s the difference between a game and a sport? Athleticism is the key piece towards- So what’s athleticism? Having to train and function on a much higher level physically But they are But they are On a control, a joystick- But they are though But they are I can ride a bike but I’m not riding the Tour de France But they can ride it at an exceptional level Right I can use a game remote, but- Yeah, sitting on your couch and moving your thumbs I think we have different opinions of things cause like for me I’d look at boxing and be like all they’re doing is fighting- It’s how you look at it- So for me, I don’t wanna knock anyone’s hustle If they call it a sport or a game and they can make money at it, why do I gotta knock their hustle? I just didn’t know- with the sport tied to it I can understand- The word sport is messing you up on this one It’s sport that is dividing us- Two teams against, yes- Yeah, so it’s like I guess when it’s at an arena or somewhere and you’re in front of all these people and they’re watching- Well- It’s entertainment, so I guess- I’m so confused, man I feel like at one point you were so against it Laughter Now you’re advocating for it- You did it! You got him on your side You know what? He gave me a little knowledge on it cause I would’ve been like ain’t no doggone sport they sittin’ there gettin’ blisters on their fingers Street Fighter I’m yet to actually be big and I actually own one Is that the one that goes Sheeva No What’s that? Laughter Mortal Kombat! Annie, what would have been your game? Um, Oregon Trail Nice Laughter I rarely died of dysentery You would have got dysentery in a second I never got dysentery I have no idea what you’re talking about I don’t know – I never did that game Okay, yeah I think it was a floppy disk A floppy disk game? Very large pixels Laughter I think mine would be GoldenEye or Mario Kart 64 GoldenEye Ah 007 64 station? That’s one of- That’s the only gaming system I own But those consoles are coming back out now That’s the crazy part about it, like everything’s coming back but that Mario Kart- You can actually have a Mario Kart tournament probably Your game would have been Mario Kart? Oh no, I would have been Mortal Kombat Okay! Yeah I still play that Laughter It’s odd that your brain retained that one piece of information And who was “finish ’em”? Was that Street Fighter? That was everyone That was Mortal Kombat But this is my whole thing about the Esports This cannot be a sport You know what? I’ve gotta adapt to this new generation of what’s taking off Football can be as a sport, a game, a hobby, a pastime, a tradition

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