How One Video Game Became a Million-Dollar Professional Sport

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Last October, the Staples Center was filled with hundreds of thousands of passionate fans, though not the type you would expect in the storied sports arena

The fans that sold-out the stadium in an hour weren’t there to watch Game 7 of the NBA Finals. They were there to watch professional gamers compete on the international stage at the World Championships of the video game League of Legends — one of the largest and most watched eSports tournaments in history.

Since then, League of Legends eSports (the term for professional gaming) has continued to grow in popularity, but, more importantly, in legitimacy. As Riot Games’ professional league — the …

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Via: Mashable: Entertainment

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