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The Counter Strike Global Offensive cyber sport event in St Petersburg, Russia, in October, 2017. Shutterstock/RomanKosolapov

Esports is the future of all sports – here’s why

Could the Olympics and other major sports be on the brink of bringing gamers into the 'real' sporting arena?
Fortnite player Bugha, in action during the final of the Solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup at Flushing Meadows in New York, July 2019. EPA-EFE/Jason Szenes

Fortnite World Cup and the rise of the esports industry

Esports is huge business, attracting millions of players and huge tournament prizes. But investors are worried about the level of hype in the industry.
Jong Seok Kim, a player for the London Spitfires team in the Overwatch League, which gets primetime coverage on ESPN. Will e-sports soon be part of the Olympics? Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment

Why e-sports should not be in the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee recently hosted a meeting on e-sports -- organized video competitions. Should e-sports be in the Olympic Games? An Olympian says no.
eSports, which includes online multiplayer games like PUGB, is an industry forecast to reach nearly US$1 billion in revenue by 2019. YouTube

War as eSport: the politics of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground

PlayerUnknown's Battleground - a multiplayer, fight-to-the-death video game - was the most downloaded game for the first quarter of 2018. It feels like an immersive experience of today’s nightmares.

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