5th Grade Projects


Let's Debate!

Video Games as a Sport

"Should Playing Video Games Be Considered a Sport?" by Will Foster, from Sports Illustrated Kids

Stepping Stone Article: This article introduces the opposing positions on whether or not video games are a sport.

"Seven-figure salaries, sold-out stadiums: Is pro video gaming a sport?" by Henry Young, from CNN

This article investigates the current popularity and status of eSports, and it addresses the definition of what a sport is, and how eSports fits in to that definition.

"Video games should be in Olympics, says Warcraft maker," from BBC

This article is the result of an interview with Rob Pardo, the chief creative officer at Blizzard Entertainment, the video game developer of World of Warcraft.

"ESPN Boss Declares eSports 'Not A Sport'," by Paul Tassi, from Forbes

This article also looks at the definition of a sport and compares it to what occurs in eSports. The author states that eSports are competitions, not sports.

"Esports demands a lot from its players, but there's a way to prevent wear and tear," by Cass Marshall, from Redbull

This article discusses the health issues associated with being an eSports player.

"With Viewership and Revenue Booming, Esports Set to Compete with Traditional Sports" from Syracuse University

This article compares the audience of eSports to traditional sports.

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