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    Are you a gamer? Uncle Sam has good news for you!

    The United States government has now decided that gamers are professional athletes!

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/us-gove...hletes-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.
    "Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people
    designed to make of their victory,
    there would have been no surrender at
    Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me.
    Had I foreseen these results of subjugation,
    I would have preferred to die at Appomattox
    with my brave men, my sword in my right hand." - Robert E. Lee to Governor Fletcher S. Stockdale (D-Texas), 1870




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    Eve-Online players are the REAL athletes

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    a F2P mmo a sport LOL
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

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    How about political forum debaters? They plan on going down that road, they better start awarding visas for internet debaters and trolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    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.
    We have allies many of you are not aware of. Watch the tube. Show this to your 30 and under friends. Listen to it. Even if you don't like rap, it has 2.7 million views.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmBnvajSfWU#t=0m16s

    Cut off one min early to avoid war porn.

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    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.

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    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.



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