eSports’ History and Recent Rise in Competitive Gaming

Walter Isaacson’s podcast, Trailblazers, introduces its newest episode: eSports: More Than Just a Game.

“With legacy sports leagues drastically modified or on hiatus, something had to step up to take their place. For many, that is eSports.” 

“eSports might seem incredibly new but the industry is more storied than you might think and it’s already racking up big revenues. This year alone, it’s brought in over $1 billion. So what is fuelling this increased interest in competitive gaming?” 

“Hear from current and former eSports competitors like Jonathan “Fatality” Wendel, Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey, Daniel “FunnyAstro” Hathaway and those studying this young industry like James Dean, Jon-Paul Dyson and Robert Overweg.” 


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