Gamers react negatively to Minister Anna Moser’s speech on eSports

printed on 11/01/2023 10:07 am

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The gaming world didn’t approve of the speech of the Minister of Sports, Anna Moser, who said that eSports will not be sports activities and are a part of the leisure trade. Gamers and different figures within the space took to social media to criticize the previous volleyball participant, who took over the portfolio recreated underneath Lula’s authorities.

Some recalled a profile put up by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva through the election marketing campaign, by which the CEO declared that digital video games weren’t simply leisure.

“Video video games will not be solely leisure, they’re additionally tradition, employment and technological growth. Yesterday, avid gamers introduced proposals to our authorities program, demanding public insurance policies that strengthen Brazil’s e-gaming sector,” Lula wrote on August 18, 2022.

This Tuesday, Anna Moser stated that eSports is a part of the leisure trade. She in contrast a gamer’s preparation to that of a singer like Yvette Sangallo for a live performance. The minister additionally mirrored that in contrast to standard sports activities, e-sports are solid on a schedule that one way or the other limits unpredictability.

“In my opinion, eSports is an leisure trade, not a sport. What you probably did was have enjoyable, not train. People practice to do it. Yes, they practice, similar to Yvette Sangallo additionally trains to do a present and he or she isn’t a musical athlete. She is an entertainer who works in leisure. The digital recreation isn’t unpredictable, it’s designed by digital, cybernetic programming,” the minister stated in an interview with Uol.

“The good half about it’s that we have by no means wanted and we’ll by no means want these guys to say whether or not it is a sport or not,” Gaules, one of many most important voices of esports within the nation, stated stay on Twitch.

On social networks, different avid gamers and streamers criticized the sports activities minister’s assertion. One of the details of disagreement relating to Anna Moser’s viewpoint is in regards to the skill of eSports to remodel lives in addition to standard sports activities. Check out some reactions:

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