And my point was to ask what the significance of the comparison was supposed to be. My issue with this defense of it is that professional gaming competitions (televised, even!) existed for literally decades before big racing game developers started throwing money at it; and most of them were and still are much closer to VBR's description (exaggerated though it is) than they are of super elite racing game players going through physically exhausting trials at Gran Turismo Sport events like people are bringing up in this thread. At this point in time those types of events are almost significantly more popular as well, though I don't care enough to try and find numbers to that effect. If the default context people on this forum had for competitive gaming was instead something like Pokemon, Counter Strike, Street Fighter or Dota 2, I have little doubt there wouldn't be nearly as much insistence that E-Sports are directly comparable to events already in the Olympics. Indeed, some of the posts to this point have acted like the guy specifically singled out racing games for his ire, as if they were the extent of what E-Sports are.