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Streaming Video Games, Brought To You By Major League Baseball

Way back in 2014 we wrote about the growth of e-sports, and how it was already a billion-dollar business. In the years since, it has only continued to grow… which explains why a streaming outfit founded by Major League Baseball would be spending more than $300 million to bring live-streaming game competitions to the masses. [More]

Competitive Gaming: The Next Big Spectator Sport That You Probably Don’t Know About

Competitive Gaming: The Next Big Spectator Sport That You Probably Don’t Know About

In October of 2013, 19.2 million viewers tuned in live to watch the Red Sox clinch a World Series title, soundly routing the Cardinals in game six. That same month, 32 million viewers tuned in to watch SK Telecom T1 trounce Royal Club, 3 games to 0 to take home the Summoner’s Cup. Nearly all of us know that the first sport is baseball. Many fewer can identify the second as League of Legends, a competitive online multiplayer video game. And yet maybe we should. [More]