With some college sports on hold, an opportunity for esports to thrive

Sep 15, 2020
Schools are trying to get esports programs started during the pandemic.
A student plays at a League of Legends College Championship match in 2017.
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From fracking to "Fortnite": Company pivots from oil to esports

Sep 19, 2019
For one investment firm, competitive video gaming suddenly looked better than the volatile energy industry.
Gamers play "Fortnite" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas in April 2018.
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How gamers got their style

Apr 25, 2019
From streetwear to designer labels, videos gamers have become one of fashion's biggest targets.
Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins streams during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blevins is playing against more than 230 challengers in front of 700 fans in 10 live "Fortnite" games with up to USD 50,000 in cash prizes on the line. He is donating all his winnings to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Video game fans now pay to watch others play games in person

Feb 16, 2018
Professional gamers are drawing in the crowds as esports phenomenon spreads.
A view of the Blizzard Arena.
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As esports gain legitimacy, corporate America looks to cash in

Jun 21, 2017
Would you spend hours watching someone play video games? NBC and Intel are betting that you would.
For its first esport tournament, NBC has chosen Rocket League — a video game where cars instead of people play soccer. 
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Creating an Olympics-like event for esports

Aug 15, 2016
Top video gamers will compete for medals in a two-day, pop-up tournament in Rio.
Competitors at an esports event in Atlanta.
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