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  • Gaming has outgrown the bedroom
  • Gaming has outgrown the bedroom
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How video games became a spectator sport

Not long ago, it was inconceivable that video games would be anything more than a niche pastime, let alone a path to a lucrative career. Yet e-sports now attract millions of fans and major brand sponsorships. How did they come to rival to traditional sports? And can they achieve mainstream success?