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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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