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Behind League of Legends, E-Sports’s Main Attraction

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With Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft Seeks to Lure E-Sports Players Back

With Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft Seeks to Lure E-Sports Players Back - The New York Times

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E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships

Video game competitions, also known as e-sports, have taken off on campuses across the country. This new craze has gained popularity amongst students through social media. Students are posting scores and stats that other students see and and eager to beat. Scholarships are even being created for the top players of these e-sports. The number of e-sport players is growing rapidly and will eventually outnumber the physical sports players' numbers. (Courtney P)

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E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships

The growth of competitive gaming at colleges mirrors the broader rise of e-sports as entertainment. A thriving international professional e-sports circuit routinely draws tens of thousands of spectators to stadiums for competitions, with millions more viewers online. Top prizes for some events are now in the millions of dollars. Twitch, a video streaming service that made its name broadcasting e-sport matches, was acquired this year for close to $1 billion by Amazon.

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HTC gets involved in e-sports, foreshadowing move into home entertainment

HTC doesn't want to be known as just a smartphone maker anymore, and one of its first moves to update its brand image in 2015 has been to sponsor three prominent e-sports teams. Cloud9, Team...

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The Less Sporty Side Of E-Sports

http://heysport.biz/ The e-sports industry is getting big. Really big. More people watch Twitch than CNN. Riot, Valve, Activision-Blizzard and EA all have e-sports initiatives...

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E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships

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E-sports makes $612M from its 134M viewers worldwide, SuperData finds

http://www.heysport.biz/ The e-sports market is still biggest in Asia, but it's growing across the West.

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E-Sports Reach Pro-Athletic Status, Fandom — And Money

As more money flows into the competitions, E-sports gamers are gaining legitimacy as professional athletes with honed skills.