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http://uk.gamespot.com/news/us-government-recognizes-league-of-legends-players-as-pro-athletes-6411377

After lengthy discussions between Riot Games and US government, League of Legends players now deemed professional athletes, can be awarded visas.


What?
#4
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#7
Heck, if Poker players are "athletes", why not Lol players. At least Lol is more about skill than blind luck.
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Not a surprise from a country where pizza is officially recognized as a vegetable.

Oh, it's this kind of thread.


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Oh, it's this kind of thread.


I will be leaving now


I live in America.... I'm simply acknowledging two independent facts which, when taken in conjunction, establish a certain pattern.
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Here come the South Koreans.
Most of the important things


in the world have been accomplished


by people who have kept on


trying when there seemed to be no hope at all
#15
Maybe the "Athletes" of LoL will start acting like jocks.

But yeah, pretty ridiculous.
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#16
I think there should be a different category when it comes to Visas for people who play games professionally.
Afterall, athletes are playing a sport for others' entertainment and to show off their physical prowess.
So LoL players are playing a game for others' entertainment to show off their mental prowess.
Surely, 'Professional Gamer' should be an offical term that can be applied to LoL players, as opposed to 'Athletes.'
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Quote by donender
Maybe the "Athletes" of LoL will start acting like jocks.

But yeah, pretty ridiculous.

I'm not sure what a jock is, but according to my taiwanese mate, over there gamers are popular and have people who manage their appearance and are considered desirable by women.
Also gangsters apparently play games. They find people with high level characters or whatever irl and nick their accounts.
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Quote by captainsnazz
I'm not sure what a jock is,

A jock is basically this kind of guy:

He's only interested in sports, beer, and women.

but according to my taiwanese mate, over there gamers are popular and have people who manage their appearance and are considered desirable by women.
Also gangsters apparently play games. They find people with high level characters or whatever irl and nick their accounts.

Must be nice to have a society where you actually get lauded for being good at video games...
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No respect for DOTA?


LoL < Dota < SC2.
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Then call me Dickembe Mutombo

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#21
oh look, a thread where people get mad because other people use words to define things they don't think they should be used to define because they feel their arbitrary definitions are somehow objectively better.
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LoL < Dota < SC2<WC3.

FTFY
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FTFY


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Fuck Warcraft.


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Party on Wayne. Party on Garth

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Quote by captainsnazz
I'm not sure what a jock is, but according to my taiwanese mate, over there gamers are popular and have people who manage their appearance and are considered desirable by women.
Also gangsters apparently play games. They find people with high level characters or whatever irl and nick their accounts.


It means a moron who is good at sports and popular in school, and could quite often be a bully. The term isn't widely used in Britain. Not in that context, anyway.
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>long hair and studying in paris
>claims to be a jock

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If women can be annoyed there arent any women incongress I should be allowed to be pissed off there are no members of pink floyd or the beatles in congress.
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oh look, a thread where people get mad because other people use words to define things they don't think they should be used to define because they feel their arbitrary definitions are somehow objectively better.



i wrote this in my head and then read it here posted by you
#31
Quote by progdude93
Not a surprise from a country where pizza is officially recognized as a vegetable.

first off, they never said pizza was a veggie. they said that the tomato paste on a pizza is a veggie. jesus.

also, an athlete is someone who is "proficient in forms of physical exercise" am i missing something here?
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i wrote this in my head and then read it here posted by you


I already know that we are long lost brothers/incestuous soul mates
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If women can be annoyed there arent any women incongress I should be allowed to be pissed off there are no members of pink floyd or the beatles in congress.
#35
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I already know that we are long lost brothers/incestuous soul mates


soul mates sounds about right
#38
Quote by Jon777
No respect for DOTA?

It was Riot who jumped through hoops to get this for LoL as they stated in an interview or whatever. It's because they want to centralize LoL in the US, meaning contracted players will require visas, and Valve and Blizzard don't really care to do that. Dota is very Europe and China based as well as now moving into Korea with Nexon, and SC2 is centralized in Korea.
#39
Well, considering our brain takes up 20% of the bodies resources, and the amount of calories that the brain uses is proportional to how much brain activity there is, LoL players probably burn off more calories sitting and playing a computer game than the average sedentary adult.

I still don't think it's a sport, in the traditional sense. I'm pretty sure the declaration has more to do with allowing pro LoL players to travel more easily for tournaments or something.
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