Are eSports Really Real Sports?

For the last few years I’ve found this question be rather problematic and annoying. Doing research for this article has only made the question more annoying. It’s comical how the biggest opponents to eSports being a sport, typically have never and will never compete in a sport at a professional level like Jimmy Kimmel or Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg on the view. In the backdrop of the 9th League of Legends world championship it seems a poignant time to return to this question.