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Art Imitating Life: How professional sporting teams are turning to eSports and what it means for the digital world

Widely regarded as a phenomenon only present within the gaming community, it has long been questions whether eSports can be classified as a ‘real sport’ by critics. To those outside the gaming arena, it is understandable why many don’t immediately ‘get it’ — how can organised competitions where professional computer gamers compete in tournaments be put in the same category as the Olympics?