Turning Video Games Into A Professional Sport
from the something-like-that dept
In the past, we've noted that videogames are increasingly similar to sports, even to the point of sponsorship deals. It appears that one firm is really trying to build up the concept of video games as a sport, and has been able to raise $10 million to make it so. Basically, it looks like the company just puts on tournaments. While that's something, that's a bit short of turning video games into a real professional sport. For it to reach that level, it would seem like there needs to be more of a focus on adding the "spectator" part to "spectator sport." Are people (outside of other gamers) really going out of their way to follow these players or attend the various events?