Monday, September 8, 2014

President Of ESPN Says eSports Aren't Sports

ESPN President John Skipper says he doesn’t consider eSports a sport. “It’s not a sport it’s a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition”. When asked for his opinion about Amazon’s $1 billion buyout of Twitch. “Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.”  eSports is exploding across all regions. The recent Evolution Championship Series event drew a record-breaking 1.7 million unique online viewers for the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. This year’s Dota 2 tournament, The International 4, reached a record breaking prize pool of more than $10 million with more than 20 million viewers online in July. Do you considered eSpots a sport

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