I agree. I am right.
Lol "majority". Do you you see me saying any nonsense saying the majority see it my way? Anyways, I've already ended my debate with you, we'll both be broken records if we continue.
There are many jobs related to gaming which involve making the game. Not "pursuing a professional career playing a virtual game." And yes, it is a waste of time. Ask anyone, common folk. I am the voice of the majority. Either you accept it, or you don't. Seems like you don't, oh well.
Not comparing apples and oranges, tell me why not everyone can be s pro gamer/successful streamer? Give me a legit anwser as to how it's a waste of time when there are literally people who makes thousands off it and some pumping hundreds of thousands and then there's the few who make a million off it. You say it's not socially acceptable, based on what? There are many jobs game related for them to fall on from what I listed earlier, there's even schools for game designers, testers reviewers, media advertisement, list goes on. I don't want to hear how you think it's a waste of time when it really isn't for those who try for it. That's the "truth" buddy. You either accept it, or you don't. Seems you don't, oh well.
Its not a socially acceptable work ethic. Don't bash me, I'm just stating the truth. NFL is a sport played by athletes and you can't compare the too because football is a real life sport while playing a video game is virtual. You're comparing apples and oranges my friend.
E-sports? More like wasting your life playing a video game. Honestly, these so called "pros" should actually do something productive. You are just encouraging people to focus and grind on a video game, which is an incredible waste of time. I only play it on weekends for an hour or two for fun. It is quite weird to see people invest that much time in something that will not benefit you in the long run.They make quite a bit of money and enough to live off of, so really it doesn't need to be a waste of time. Would the nfl be a waste of time? Many people drop college just to play a sport that potentially gives you life long issues to your body. Know why they do it tho? It's because they have the passion and desire for it, and it too lets you make enough (more than enough for sure unless you botch it up) to live off of. I understand there are people that don't see pro gaming or streaming as a job or something that benefits you if they were to lose that opportunity but there are many game related jobs outside of streaming and professionally playing it. There are game reviews, designers, testers, paid hackers to break new consoles so the creators can make it better, ect ect. Not to mention many actually do have jobs or do school as well, it's a big stereotype to assume all of them do nothing but only play games.
First of all, saying "I am right" isn't a very good argument.
Second of all, NASCAR drivers, NBA players (Go Cavs! Sorry, I couldn't help myself.), and actors are entertainers too. Are they wasting their lives because they're not in an ER saving lives? No, it's just more socially acceptable - as you said - to shoot a basketball (Kyrie!). Or drive in a circle. Or pretending to be someone you're not. And, like it or not, many people, millions in fact, enjoy watching the best gamers, well, game. The e-sports crowd may not be for you, which is fine, but to deny they're entertainers is just - and I don't use this word lightly - silly.
Third if all, people only waste their life when they let people, like you, get in the way of their dreams and ambitions. You may not deem an e-sports career as "socially acceptable" or having any benefit to society (yet all other entertainers are just fine somehow.), but regardless of what you think, it's not your, or anyone else's place, to tell someone how best to live their life. Just worry about living your own. Thanks.
Lastly, to say pro gamers are recluses, who live in their mother's basement, totally unprepared for real life, is a terrible stereotype. And it's not supporting by any facts, only your own preconceptions.