E-Sports taking the stage as new king of entertainment

Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) — To the traditional fan, sports involves some kind of field, two distinct teams or individuals engaging in physical competition until one is declared the winner.

Sports in the future may be very different.

A growing number of people are competing and watching video games, or E-Sports. The competitions revolve around professional gamers competing against each other in games such as StarCraft, DOTA, or League of Legends.

While the original concept may seem bizarre to the casual fan, viewership of the inaugural League of Legends championships in 2015 surpassed the World Series and NBA Finals.

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