2.Another barrier is that just because it’s competitive doesn’t mean it’s a sport.i.There are very naturally competitive people out there who take a lot of things seriously, even simple games like rock, paper, scissors can get really competitive if you let it get to that point. a)I know multiple people (including myself) who get very competitive if given an opportunity to beat someone in anyway shape or form, and all of those things might not necessarily be a sport that I get competitive in. (Me, 2018)Transition: Even though these barriers seem to be incredibly big, there are definitely a coupleways to get around them.C.How to start seeing eSports as a real sport.1.One of the ways to start seeing eSports as a sport is to take a look at some of the games players have competed in, especially League of Legends, that require absolutely incredible mechanics to perform at optimal levels. i.In an interview done through britishesports.org with Europe’s best Attack DamageCarry (otherwise known as the ‘marksman’) Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larrson talks about how much work and effort is required to be a top tier player. (British Esports, a)In the interview, Larrson states that, “Some players practice for an upwards of 16 hours a day” which is very intense for something that’s not considered a ‘sport’.2.Take some time yourself to not just watch a game or two, but to do some research on how some of the players got there, understand that their stories could be just as tough as some other players in major league sports.i.There are many stories of tribulation and triumph, just like in Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, etc. eSports is the same way.
a)In a short article written by Kirk Hamilton titled “Kicked Out by His Parents, he Played League of Legends to Make Rent” we can see that perseverance by looking at Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng, who was kicked out from home at the
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