Is competitive gaming a ‘sport’

Riot has released a video siding that, LoL is a sport

The debate whether to consider professional gaming a sport has been wide-spread ever since esports gained traction. As the years have passed, fans and viewers of competitive gaming has risen exponentially, thus bringing up the issue further.

As you can see in the video, a reporter claims gaming isn’t a sport because players do not exert ‘sweat’…..WHAT?

Esports should be considered a ‘sport’. These players dedicate countless hours to perfect their play, effort that isn’t below athletes of traditional sports. Frankly, professional gamers similarly to traditional athletes control their body / tools to compete against each other. Esports is sport.