John Skipper, the president of the US sports network ESPN, shared his thoughts on whether or not eSports can be called a sport, and it's fair to say many gamers won't agree with him.
"It's not a sport, it's a competition
," Skipper told Re/Code
. "Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I'm interested in doing real sports
These comments are a little bit unusual, especially considering ESPN's success with broadcasting this year's International and the reported plans to branch out further into eSports coverage. Why would ESPN boss choose to alienate the gaming audience while his company is trying to get into the business is anyone's guess.
Thanks, PC Gamer.