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TF2 at the Olympics?
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Just heard that the 2024 Paris Olympic bid team is speaking to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) about the inclusion of competitive video gaming as a full-fledged medal sport. As always my mind swung to TF2. If it does happen and TF2 is brought to the Olympic, it would be 1000x times bigger than Insomnia, in my opinion.

What do you guys think? Should video gaming be an Olympic sport? Does TF2 have what it takes to stand alongside the giants of LoL and Dota?

Just heard that the 2024 Paris Olympic bid team is speaking to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) about the inclusion of competitive video gaming as a full-fledged medal sport. As always my mind swung to TF2. If it does happen and TF2 is brought to the Olympic, it would be 1000x times bigger than Insomnia, in my opinion.

What do you guys think? Should video gaming be an Olympic sport? Does TF2 have what it takes to stand alongside the giants of LoL and Dota?
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If anything really happens it won't be tf2

If anything really happens it won't be tf2
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#3
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if esl wouldn't give us a LAN, what makes you think we would be in the Olympics?

if esl wouldn't give us a LAN, what makes you think we would be in the Olympics?
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wv2016 dreams that will never come true

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[quote=wv2016] dreams that will never come true [/quote]
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#5
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tf2 in 2024 LUL

tf2 in 2024 LUL
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Maybe if I start grinding now I'll be good enough for the 2024 Olypics USA Team Fortress 2 team!

Maybe if I start grinding now I'll be good enough for the 2024 Olypics USA Team Fortress 2 team!
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#7
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#8
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thirdplaceb4nny

thirdplaceb4nny
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"the Emoji movie is the best Movie Ever Made" - Alfred Hitchcock

"the Emoji movie is the best Movie Ever Made" - Alfred Hitchcock
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No esport should be at the olympics. There's so much variety that it would be unfair and biased to play 1 game only, how would you chose this game? Or if you play more than 1 game where does the list end from old games to new. It's the same as you wouldn't put board games in the olympics.

To me, big esports players aren't athletes. They're very good of course and work hard but ultimately they are sitting still and pressing a few keys and moving a mouse. A better idea would be an esports olympics where many games come together at one venue for all countries of different popular games like dota and cs an broadcast it on tv.

I don't see esports as an event being taken seriously by the general public either compared to e.g. cycling. Another big thing about the olympics is that the community encourages people to take up a new sport to be healthier and more active. By introducing esports this kind of diminishes that since the opposite is encouraged

No esport should be at the olympics. There's so much variety that it would be unfair and biased to play 1 game only, how would you chose this game? Or if you play more than 1 game where does the list end from old games to new. It's the same as you wouldn't put board games in the olympics.

To me, big esports players aren't athletes. They're very good of course and work hard but ultimately they are sitting still and pressing a few keys and moving a mouse. A better idea would be an esports olympics where many games come together at one venue for all countries of different popular games like dota and cs an broadcast it on tv.

I don't see esports as an event being taken seriously by the general public either compared to e.g. cycling. Another big thing about the olympics is that the community encourages people to take up a new sport to be healthier and more active. By introducing esports this kind of diminishes that since the opposite is encouraged
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#11
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20b BACK FOR THE OLYMPICS

20b BACK FOR THE OLYMPICS
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showstopper usa gold medalist

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showstopper usa gold medalist
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show getting a gatorade sponsorship

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show getting a gatorade sponsorship

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i'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds

i'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds
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8=====================================================================D

8=====================================================================D
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#16
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considering how shady the Olympics often are i don't know if esports need any more of it

considering how shady the Olympics often are i don't know if esports need any more of it
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duwatna8=====================================================================D

STEVE CONFIRMED FOR 2024 OLYMPICS

[quote=duwatna]8=====================================================================D[/quote]

STEVE CONFIRMED FOR 2024 OLYMPICS
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showstopper20b BACK FOR THE OLYMPICS

hello

i'd buy that shirt

[quote=showstopper]20b BACK FOR THE OLYMPICS[/quote]
hello

i'd buy that shirt
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clckwrki'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds

ow might cross their minds because blizzard will flash a huge wad of dolla

[quote=clckwrk]i'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds[/quote]
ow might cross their minds because blizzard will flash a huge wad of dolla
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Alfieclckwrki'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their mindsow might cross their minds because blizzard will flash a huge wad of dolla

I mean yeah but they already have the world cup i mean fuck it blizzard made overwatch an esport before it even came out they're already suckin the olympic's commitees dick rn

[quote=Alfie][quote=clckwrk]i'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds[/quote]
ow might cross their minds because blizzard will flash a huge wad of dolla[/quote]
[s]I mean yeah but they already have the world cup[/s] i mean fuck it blizzard made overwatch an esport before it even came out they're already suckin the olympic's commitees dick rn
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#21
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This is like 7 years away guys, anything could happen

This is like 7 years away guys, anything could happen
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clckwrki'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds

I don't think any game should ever be in the Olympics, but why out of every competitive multiplayer game out there should it be overwatch?

[quote=clckwrk]i'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds[/quote]

I don't think any game should ever be in the Olympics, but why out of every competitive multiplayer game out there should it be overwatch?
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BBiA_duchessclckwrki'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds
I don't think any game should ever be in the Olympics, but why out of every competitive multiplayer game out there should it be overwatch?

becau$e bli$$ard ha$ a really po$itive community, and would be a great addition to the olympic$

[quote=BBiA_duchess][quote=clckwrk]i'm not sure too sure about tf2 (it's pretty old and a bit lacking competitively), but i think overwatch should be included and it'd shock me if it didn't cross their minds[/quote]

I don't think any game should ever be in the Olympics, but why out of every competitive multiplayer game out there should it be overwatch?[/quote]
becau$e bli$$ard ha$ a really po$itive community, and would be a great addition to the olympic$
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Cant wait for the general public to watch dota 2 at the 2024 olympics and have no idea what the fuck's going on.

Cant wait for the general public to watch dota 2 at the 2024 olympics and have no idea what the fuck's going on.
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nobody can predict what games will be that popular by then

by 2024 valve will release tf3

nobody can predict what games will be that popular by then

by 2024 valve will release tf3
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#26
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wait do people actually want esports in the olympics???

wait do people actually [i]want[/i] esports in the olympics???
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#27
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in other news my gymfu is thicc now

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in other news my gymfu is thicc now

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As great as TF2 is, there's no way it'd be an event in the "esports olympics".

Skateboarding will be a thing in the upcoming Tokyo olympics, but the events are probably just gonna be Park and Street, since they're more recognised and popular.

Now think about TF2 and where we stand...

As great as TF2 is, there's no way it'd be an event in the "esports olympics".

Skateboarding will be a thing in the upcoming Tokyo olympics, but the events are probably just gonna be Park and Street, since they're more recognised and popular.

Now think about TF2 and where we stand...
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Hell even now that I think about DOTA2 would probably be irrelevant by 2024, that's 7 years from now. There's probably gonna be a new esport game and it's name is Artifact!!!!

no really tho all of the games mentioned this thread, even overwatch, probably wont be in these hypothetical olympics.

Hell even now that I think about DOTA2 would probably be irrelevant by 2024, that's 7 years from now. There's probably gonna be a new esport game and it's name is Artifact!!!!

no really tho all of the games mentioned this thread, even overwatch, probably wont be in these hypothetical olympics.
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dont worry once matchmaking comes out we'll be in the olympics

dont worry once matchmaking comes out we'll be in the olympics
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