Watched by thousands of fans, £160,000 prize money up for grabs and players employed by Manchester City and West Ham… but what is the e-sports craze and could it rival real football?

West Ham and Manchester City have both signed players to represent them in the eSports arena and with fans flocking to watch and hundreds of thousands of pounds up for grabs it is easy to see why. 
eSports is gripping the sporting world with professional football clubs capitalising on an industry which has been tipped to have a staggering following of 427 million people by 2019.
The eSports industry will generate over £400m this year with the competitive gaming industry’s 200m strong fanbase ensuring big brands are taking notice of what has been described as ‘entertainment’s greatest... read more

15 November 2016 in Sport, Views: 31
Source: Daily Mail

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