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jdmyprez_deo_vindice
07-12-2013, 02:16 PM
The United States government has now decided that gamers are professional athletes!

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


The United States government now recognizes League of Legends players as professional athletes and awards visas for them to come to the country to play.


Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen told GameSpot in a new video interview (below) that the "groundbreaking" decision came about after much back-and-forth between the developer and the government.

"So the United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional athletes and award visas to essentially work in the United States under that title," Allen said. "This is groundbreaking for eSports; now we can start looking at international players when they come over. It's a much easier process because they're actually recognized by the government. This is a huge thing."

"This was a lengthy process; we had a lot of people fighting for this. It wasn't something that happened overnight," Allen continued.

He further explained that Riot went back and forth with the government multiple times before enough evidence was provided to prove that the game is a legitimate sport.

WM_in_MO
07-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Eve-Online players are the REAL athletes

Warrior_of_Freedom
07-12-2013, 02:31 PM
a F2P mmo a sport LOL

juleswin
07-12-2013, 02:47 PM
How about political forum debaters? They plan on going down that road, they better start awarding visas for internet debaters and trolls.

MoneyWhereMyMouthIs2
07-12-2013, 03:11 PM
How about political forum debaters? They plan on going down that road, they better start awarding visas for internet debaters and trolls.


Trolls get military awards.

Antischism
07-12-2013, 03:13 PM
You should see the kind of gymnastics my fingers are doing when I attempt to mash my way to victory whilst playing a fighter that isn't Super Smash Bros.

amy31416
07-12-2013, 03:14 PM
You know why? Asians will kick our ass in a drone war once they get the tech/money to start up the ops. It's military recruitment I bet.