PICK OF THE WEEK : Pro-gamers fight for recognition

Britain’s Beckham on the virtual football pitch, Ahmad Kholwadia, explains why competitive video gaming should be considered a sport. Ahmad Kholwadia first tried competitive gaming last year. Competitive gaming is a rapidly growing phenomenon that gets bigger and more popular each year, yet there are many sceptics out there who laugh at the mere notion that it can be classed as a sport. People need to look at competitive gaming differently to football, rugby or tennis because you cannot compare it to physical sports. Competitive gaming is a brand new sport, which may not challenge an individual physically, but there is no doubting its mental challenge. — Agencies