Chess and darts are both considered sports. You probably use about the same PHYSICAL EXERTION playing League of Legends for 50 minutes straight, clicking 120 times a minute, as you would throwing darts in a championship.
you've never thrown anything in your life, have you? srsly? yes, it takes no physical exertion to throw a dart with precision and power into the proper spot for 50 minutes straight. your arm doesn't get fatigued and there is no toll.
please stop while you're behind, clicking a mouse takes absolutely no effort, using your arm to throw a projectile does and over time it would wear on your arm.
Okay you were good at killing people in random lobbies in Call of Duty. Taking people on at your level or better in video games isn't easy either.
oh you mean like ranked matches against other qualified teams in COD, which i did too?
or how about Battlefield?
or how about how sport games rank you with people at the same level as you as you get more wins and i'm always in the highest ranks in all of these games. why? because i get good at them through playing them and fixing my mistakes, doesn't mean it's hard nor anywhere near as difficult as a mastering a sport that takes far more coordination of your body and actual TRAINING.
Theoretically getting good at soccer with your young adult mates and beating a bunch of middle schoolers isn't hard either. Take on an equally skilled team and it's difficult.
what's your point? i never said it was. i don't think i could be a top ranked LOL without spending a huge dedicated amount of time to it, something I don't want to do nor have time for. I'm not saying it's easy, I'm saying it isn't a sport.
it's not a sport, it's gaming. sport is a definition and gaming doesn't follow it's description.