Should Gamers Like Ninja Be Comparable To Athletes? 🤔
Ninja, the incredibly popular blue-haired gamer really wants people to take gaming seriously. Does he need to chill, or should we hear him out?
It’s no secret gaming has become so popular in the last few years, with the rise of Fortnite and streaming services like Twitch. Pro-gamers earn millions and tournaments are growing in popularity. Some people are even saying eSports should be included in the Olympics!
This is why Ninja is so upset over people telling him to chill out, “It’s just a game.”
He went on to ask, “Imagine telling LeBron James, Tom Brady, when they’re pissed off after losing a game, ‘it’s just a game’, are you kidding me?” He has a point … sort of? We get the analogy he’s trying to make — kind of like the Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality — but does it apply?
It’s hard to determine whether or not to place playing video games on the same level as physically challenging sports. I think what Ninja is forgetting is that video games are meant to be a leisurely thing anyone of any age can participate in. What he doesn’t seem to grasp is the difference between the two.
He goes on to say “It’s the competitive nature, bro, it’s about respect, bro. It’s about pride. It’s so much bigger than a fucking video game!”
Why It’s Different…
It’s one thing to participate in a pickup game of basketball at your local park with just some neighborhood dudes, but it’s ANOTHER thing when all of a sudden LeBron James hops in and DOMINATES the entire court.
Ninja, we love you, but we need you to chill. Get as heated as you want in a tournament, but when it comes to playing with casual gamers … maybe tone the competitive stuff down. I mean, yes, try to win but chill out if it doesn’t work. It’s practice.
What are your thoughts on Ninja’s perspective?