O.K , lets put this into perspective a little bit.......
First off , the guy's comments are in the main completley redundant , this guy freely admits to being a COD player , just a COD player saying "epsorts are gonna be massive soon!". It's like Wayne Rooney commenting on Sumo Wrestling , it means nothing.
I have nothing against COD , I don't play it and I don't care about it but because It's the most popular game in the world it's viewed as a flagship as this whole "esport" phenomenon (if this article is to be believed.) and by proxy , if you are great at COD , I mean really great at COD , you will win money by being a "pro-gamer" and that's cool right? Right?
Well , yeah , it is kind of cool , but for this guy to declare his opinions on gaming as sport purely on the basis of his knowledge and skill at one game , or even one type of game screams of arrogance and an ignorance of just what being a "gamer" actualy is.
To give another example , it's no different than Sir Alex Ferguson after his recent retirement , deciding to coach the next Olympic figure skating team. "Hey it's sport , they are all the same , if you're good at one you're good at them all yeah?"
Or , if you want an "esport" related example , I went through Classic/Ironman on X-com without breaking a sweat , I've beaten Ozma on FFIX more times than I care to think of , to say nothing of Emerald/Ruby Weapon on FFVII. I've smashed through Ninja Gainden Black and Ninja Gainden 2 with barely a struggle and my win percentage on every fighter I've played online is well above %60 , oh , and I'm ranked 32 in the world in Injustice Survivor mode.
None of that matters of course , because , put me in an fps , and for some reason I turn into a complete moron!
My point is , if you are lucky enough to be good enough at a game and it's publishers and sponsers want to give you money for being so , I wish you all the best and have nothing against that at all.
But don't presume you speak on behalf of all gamers when you only play one game.
And on the subject of female gamers , personaly , I could care less what sex my opponent/partner is as long as they are fun to play with (oo-err).
I used to make arrow in the knee jokes , then Arm Fall Off Boy kicked me in the balls....... Come on Boon , quit teasing us with DLC characters we don't want , give us Arm Fall Off Boy dammit! Or at least give us Detective Chimp........