Author: Edward Szekeres

The 2018 Asian Games will feature several demonstration eSports, paving the way for competitive gaming to leap towards the Olympic grail. Directly or subtly, you have been part of the debate before: can eSports really be considered a sport? Does it fit one of the many indefinite denotations of a “sporting activity”? Or is it more of a mind sport, like chess or poker for instance? Should eSports have their own separate equivalent of a “World Cup” or should we create the concept of e-Olympics? Whatever your stance on these controversial topics, facts can not be swept under the rug any…

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The line between professional sports and virtual sports continues to blur as more and more franchises acquire interests in eSports organisations. FC Bayern München, Paris Saint-Germain, West Ham, the Miami Heat, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots…and the list goes on and on. These emblematic professional sports organisations embody no more than a slender pinch of the growing ranks of sports franchises that are booking their seats on the flight to the world of eSports. Make no mistake – this is no ordinary travel. Your first-class ticket comes with a skyrocketing total revenue growth that is…

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