The rise and rise of e-Sports, tournament videogaming and the League of Legends

Grundy, David (2015) The rise and rise of e-Sports, tournament videogaming and the League of Legends. The Conversation.

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Abstract

The final of the 2015 World Championship of League of Legends, a fantasy-themed, real-time strategy videogame, is being streamed worldwide by the BBC. Like the most popular of sporting occasions such as football tournaments and the Olympic Games, video gaming tournaments attract thousands of spectators to arenas and millions more watching live broadcasts. So how did videogames cross from being a bedroom activity to a highly competitive tournament sport with serious prizes to match?

Item Type: Other
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: David Grundy
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 11:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25919

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