eSports: DraftKings’ Fastest-Growing Fantasy Game Category

Via CNBC, a report on the rapid growth of eSports in the world of only sports betting: DraftKings’ fastest growing fantasy sport last year was esports, in which people create fantasy leagues of professional video gamers, showing yet another example of how gaming is inching its way into the mainstream. It could become an interesting business […]

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Gamers Are The New Stars and Esports Arenas Are The New Movie Theaters

Courtesy of the New York Times, an interesting article on esports: Video games are beginning their takeover of the real world. Across North America this year, companies are turning malls, movie theaters, storefronts and parking garages into neighborhood esports arenas. At the same time, content farms are spinning up in Los Angeles, where managers now […]

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eSports: Of Mice and Men

Via The Economist, a look at the people trying to turn competitive video-gaming into a professional sport: The player enclosure at the Overwatch World Cup looks like a cross between the green room of a talk-show and a slovenly student apartment. A shantytown of brushes and wet-wipes clutters a line of hair-and- make-up stations. A trestle […]

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Physical eSports

Courtesy of Ozy, a look at the convergence of physical activity and eSports: What could be more exciting than watching a line of cyclists spinning madly on stationary bikes, sweating profusely, faces grimacing, eyes transfixed on computer screens positioned before them? Almost anything, right? Ah, but there’s more to this scene. The cyclists are inside […]

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China’s Video Game Craze is Fueling a Booming eSports Market

Via Fortune Magazine, a detailed look at China’s eSports market: In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga. They are members of EDG, one of China‘s top electronic sports teams, who spend six days a week in […]

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The Overwatch Videogame League Aims to Become the New NFL

Courtesy of WIRED, an interesting look at the Overwatch League: STEFANO DISALVO IS a professional athlete.He has the physical gifts of a professional athlete, the dedication and drive of a professional athlete, the monomaniacal schedule of a professional athlete. He wakes up at 6:30 in the morning and spends some time reviewing game tape of his […]

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