-AJ- Posted June 14, 2017 Share Posted June 14, 2017 Three years ago, I was cringing when I saw video clips of thousands of fans going nuts over professional gamers playing a video game at a live event. "What nerds, how can they get so excited over watching a video game?" I said to myself. Now, I'm one of them. The world of eSports has been fascinating one for me to venture into. I have been gamer for most of my life as it is one of my main hobbies, but the eSports scene was a totally new one for me. It began with me when I regained interest in one of the most popular games in the world, League of Legends. After beginning to take the game more seriously for about 4 or 5 months, I began to dabble into the North American professional scene to see what it was like. To my surprise, I saw a number of similarities between watching a traditional professional sport, like hockey, and watching an eSport, such as League of Legends. Interestingly enough, the eSports scene is one of the fastest growing sport-related industries worldwide. I watched a recent video by TheScore on the growth of eSports and wanted to share it for some perspective: I'm curious to know your opinions on eSports as we all have the common interest of a love for hockey, a more traditional sport. Is it a joke? Is it a legitimate industry? Do you expect it to one day rival traditional sports more competitively? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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