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The State of Esports Today – Part Two
1000 648 David Hoppe

The first article in this series provided an overview of esports and the major tournaments. This week’s article takes a closer look at the types of games that make for the best competitive gaming. One genre dominates competitive gaming today: Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs), which include Riot Games’ League of Legends and…

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The State of Esports Today – Part One
1000 648 David Hoppe

The earliest recorded organized, competitive video games tournament took place at Stanford University in October 1972. The game lineup consisted solely of Spacewar! Two dozen students took part, there was free beer, and first prize was a year’s subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. More than four decades later, esports is an industry that…

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How do Esports Pro Player Packages Compare to Professional Athletes?
1000 648 David Hoppe

Over the last few years, professional esports has grown significantly as an industry. This year alone, the esports economy is set to grow to $696 million according to market predictions, and this already staggering figure will reportedly double by 2020. Gaming as a profession is becoming such a serious business that esports are…