There was a sold-out event this past weekend at Madison Square Garden and it had nothing to do with music, hockey, or basketball. The event was the regional championship for the video game “League of Legends.” “The dimly lit stadium was arranged around a stage featur
KeyArena in Seattle played host to 12,000 professional video game players last week for the International Dota 2 tournament—an event that offers a $6.5 million prize for the first place winner. To compare, Jordan Spieth netted $1.8 million for winning the 2015 Masters Tournament. So,
The notable rise of eSports is sparking an entirely new content opportunity for venues of all types, as stadiums, convention centers, and everything in-between prove to be a potential host for the on-screen battles. Joining the mix is the new eSports Arena, the first venue in the U.S.