Controversy over recognition of 'mind sports' such as esports
Debate over whether to recognize gaming and chess as sports
Esports made its international debut at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Since then, there's been a lot of debate about whether mind sports like esports should be recognized as sports. We take a look at the controversies surrounding mind sports.
A League of Legends match is played at the Hangzhou Esports Center in Hangzhou, China, on March 26.
"I don't understand how a sport that requires you to push your body to its limits to win a medal, with the risk of injury and the pain of losing weight, is treated the same as a sport that requires you to sit down and move a keyboard and mouse well."
That's Mr. J, a 40-something sports fan. This is a sentiment echoed by many at the Hangzhou Asian Games, where esports were granted official status for the first time in the history of the Games. At the 2010 Guangzhou Games, the first time go was included in the Asian Games, there was also a debate about whether it was a sport.
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by sportstotomen on 2023-10-14 12:02:54
South Korea's Cho Kyu-sung attacks during the international soccer friendly match between South Korea and Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 13.
Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan), who has become the main striker for Klinsmann's team, has given head coach Jürgen Klinsmann a boost.
Klinsmann's men's national team won 4-0 in an exhibition match against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Wednesday.
Cho Kyu-sung, who started both games of the two-game series against Wales and Saudi Arabia in England in September, started again and led the front line. Although he didn't score an offensive point, his diligent work up front helped the team score four goals.
After the game, Cho said, "The opponent deployed three defenders, so I focused on creating space in the front line. "We didn't score any goals in the first half, but we had the will to score a lot of goals in the second half, so we were able to score a lot of goals," he said. "We analyzed our opponent well, so we were able to take advantage of that.
The pre-match situation on the field was a bit complicated. The home fans cheered for the players, but booed
by sportstotomen on 2023-10-13 11:57:17