But it’s getting over that.
by Michael Reilly August 26, 2016
If you are an elite video game player these days, the very best of the best, you could win millions of dollars at a single tournament. Or you could find yourself on the roster of an English Premier League soccer team. Such is the state of the world of e-sports, which has risen from obscurity to become not only a nerdy source of entertainment, but a huge business. In China, it’s even becoming a source of national pride.
A scene from The International in 2014.
It wasn’t always this way. Chinese teams have for years regularly competed in the very highest echelons of e-sports, including a tournament in Seattle known as The International, which this year boasted a total purse of over $20 million. And they have been dominant, claiming three of the last five championships in a strategy…
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