may be known for his martial arts prowess, but he's also an avid gamer according to an interview translation at MMO Culture
. Li recently attended an Age of Wushu
PvP tournament and had some interesting things to say about e-sports and the validity of video gaming as a sport in general.
"If poker card games and chess both have the players sitting down and are considered sports, why not virtual gaming as well," Li explained. "There are two kinds of sports: one physical and one mental. There is no good reason to debunk virtual gaming as a sport, and I believe the participants of such virtual PvP events have the same mentality as physical athletes."