Authors: Daniel Kane, Brandon D. Spradley
Affiliations: United States Sports Academy
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Daniel Kane is a doctoral student at the United States Sports Academy pursuing his degree in sports management.
The commentary is a theoretical framework that builds on the concept that eSports should be considered a sport. The first part of the paper analyzes the definition of a sport and determines that competitive video games should apply to the meaning. The second part of the paper discusses how eSports should be recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In addition, the application of Title IX is applied to have eSports listed as an emerging sport for women.