There’s no denying the fact that the popularity of Esports is on the rise. Many kids and young adults are choosing to pursue their sports dreams on their Xbox’s, rather than on the playing field. And that’s perfectly cool with us…
But please, professional gamers. Don’t start comparing your athletic abilities to those of the ACTUAL professional athletes that entertain us on a daily basis.
You’re not LeBron James, Tom Brady, Sidney Crosby or Mike Trout. And you’re certainly not Ben Roethlisberger when it comes to athletic talents. But the second you start to think you are, you better believe Twitter is gonna check you — just like they did to Jake Jenkins, a member of the Pittsburgh Knights Esports team.
Here’s what Jenkins had to say:
“I feel like I’m just as much of an athlete as Ben Roethlisberger. He might be a little more physical, but I have a big brain myself so I could take him on with mental gymnastics, I’m sure.”
To no one’s surprise, Twitter had a good laugh over this:
1. Videogaming is not a sport.
2. If videogaming is physically exhausting, then you are not athletic nor in shape. pic.twitter.com/hDrpGYc82J
— Mark Curcio, M. Ed (@theteachingcurc) May 9, 2019
— Benjamin Goodwin (@BenGoodwinEsq) May 9, 2019
— TomKat (@Tomkatf14) May 9, 2019
— Shannon Nutt (@ShannonNutt) May 9, 2019
— mike mckee (@mikewmckee) May 9, 2019
— Ned Ryerson (@NED_RYERS0N) May 9, 2019
Isn’t this KDKA? Seems like Comedy Central
— Matthew Hajdukiewicz (@m_hajduk28) May 9, 2019
— Chris ?? (@ChrisS1990_) May 9, 2019