Kxmode wrote on May 7, 2023, 16:03:
FrostyRei wrote on May 6, 2023, 05:27:Esports and Chess are both mental sports, but I agree, Chess requires significantly more skill. I apologize if my comparison seemed like an apples-to-apples one.
Kxmode wrote on May 6, 2023, 02:12:Brilliance… Chess… You jest, right? It takes literally decades to achieve a high skill in chess, unless you’re a rare genius.
I don't entirely agree they are equally mental sports. Most esports require world class reflexes and eye-hand coordination, neither of which is a thing in chess. Even RTS games, have it... the pros achieve APM rates the rest of us could only imagine. Chess can arguably be an esport too, and you can make the case that it's harder to become good at chess than video games. But most esports definitely require significantly physical skills.
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