ESPN Chief: eSports is Not a Sport

IGN News reports that “ESPN President John Skipper doesn’t consider eSports as a sport, he mentioned during the Code/Media Series: New York conference on Thursday, categorizing it as a competition along with strategy board games.”

“’It’s not a sport — it’s a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition,’ Skipper said, when prompted for his opinion about Amazon’s impending $1 billion buyout of live streaming service Twitch. ‘Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.’”


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