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Pro gamer has perfect comeback to Sega exec’s “He looks like he eats cheese beef bowls” insult

Rolling with the punches when going out to eat.

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Sega apologizes after exec says Puyo Puyo players eat beef bowls with cheese

It sounds much worse in Japanese, trust me.

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Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno crushes pro gamer in Super Smash Bros. tournament【Video】

22-year-old athlete demonstrates prowess not just on the ice but in gaming as well.

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eSports facility for senior citizens set to open in Kobe

Must be over 60 to apply for a membership.

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Otter mascot character Shinjo-kun kicks butt at Street Fighter tournament in full costume【Video】

Bubble-headed mammal quickly becoming the darling of Japanese pro-gaming.

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Japan finally holds an eSports event for mobile app games: Champions of Fire Japan

Who will dominate Disney’s Tsum Tsum Land? Which YouTuber’s BanG Dreams will come true? Find out at the app game eSports tournament this August!

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Japanese magazine claims pro gamers “are like children” and “have no value to society”

Do you think Magic: The Gathering and shogi players are “wasting their lives on just a game?”

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“Why? Why?!?!” Competitive gamer’s premature celebration is equal parts disastrous and hilarious

Is competitive video gaming a sport? It’s a debatable issue. On the one hand, it doesn’t require much in the way of raw strength, but neither does table tennis, and that’s an Olympic event. Likewise, video gaming isn’t a serious test of physical endurance, but neither are golf or curling.

You could also argue that the mentality of competitive games is fundamentally the same as traditional sports. Both can produce the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Oh, and as this video from the world’s biggest fighting game tournament shows, the embarrassing hilarity of a premature victory.

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