E-Sports, gaming as a sport

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E-Sports, gaming as a sport

Gabriel Faure, Sports Writer

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E-Sports is a new type of sport that has taken over the world, what is it about? E-Sports are a series of tournaments regarding video games, people who compete are usually very well known players who spend their time streaming live recordings of their games. The very first E-Sport event was held in 1972, the competition utilized the classic videogame “Space Invaders” as a base for the competition, the objective was simple: whoever gets the most points wins the tournament, over 10,000 people went to the event. Back in modern times, E-Sports have become a game of strategy and quick thinking, players from different teams each battle to win. Over 50 colleges in the US provide programs that help students learn how to work as a team and communicate to better perform in these types of events, this means that sometime in the future, you can make your career centered around E-Sports. E-Sports has become the global phenomena that do not look like it will die out anytime soon. It is estimated that E-Sports revenue is about 906 million USD and is expected to rise up to one billion this year.