Esports vs “ Real” Sports. [GameCrate]. I've been an esports player and fan since Starcraft LAN parties in the early 's, and I couldn't be. esports – or electronic sports – is the umbrella term for organised, . so long ago – when snowboarding wasn't considered a real sport either and snowboarders New kids on the block · What is esports? · Let's meet those involved. eSports can be considered " real sports " by definition, much in the same way chess or poker can be. There are many parallels between traditional athletic sports.