I don’t understand why people want to knock e-sports. Well I do but I think it’s silly.
The point of sport for me is you play it, enjoy it, understand your limits, then appreciate the ability it takes to be performed at the elite level and enjoy seeing it. The reason I like football is because I played it a lot, was very shit, and appreciate some of the shit players like Ozil can do are impossible for normal humans.
I bet there are more people in the UK who’ve played FIFA and appreciate how difficult it is to be world class than people who’ve tried inaccessible sports like sailing or showjumping. It requires many of the same (or even more) abilities that a lot of olympic sports do.
If darts, snooker, curling, shooting, archery, equestrian are sports then there’s no reason games shouldn’t be in the same sort of category. I think once it gets big it’ll just become a way of life in the future.