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  • The rise of e-sports is a big deal
  • The rise of e-sports is a big deal
    Chris Yunker ©
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The rise of e-sports is a big deal

In October 2014, tens of millions of people across the world tuned in to live stream a sporting event. But it wasn't American Football or soccer, it was watching two teams - one Chinese, one Korean - compete in the computer game League of Legends.

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