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The Evolution of e-Sports as a Sport, Entertainment and International Pastime


Competitive gaming has evolved from humble LAN party beginnings to pro-level games shown in crowded stadiums, packed with fans and on live streams viewed by hundreds of thousands of people. With players fueled by a passion for the game, e-sports are evolving into an aspirational profession and international pastime. In this session, a panel of experts from across the e-sports ecosystem will share in-depth insight into the evolution of the sport, the source of its growth, the blueprint for its future, and the committed and talented community of players and fans who make it all possible.

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