Sore thumbs: Are video gamers athletes?
For the industry that makes and sells them, video games are an over twenty-five billion dollar business. For the millions of consumers they sell them to, they’re an every day part of home life. And for a select few, playing video games is even a competitive and potentially lucrative career path. The BBC's Matt Danzico recently attended an event held by the MLG – or major league gaming – where international gaming champions square off for big money in front of big crowds. The event prompted Matt to ask the question, “are pro-gamers our 21st century athletes?”