York The Centre Of The Sporting Universe – In E-Sports, At Least

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By Antony Higgs in YorkMix.

 

E-sports has taken off in Britain and York is playing a key role.

Ten years ago, did you think that computer gaming would become a multi-billion pound global sport?

Me neither, but that’s exactly what’s happened.

E-sports – or electronic sports – is the umbrella term for organised, competitive computer gaming, usually between professionals.

It is a massive industry in both the US and the Far East, with regular tournaments watched by live audiences and millions of online viewers every week.

And University of York hosted the UK’s first national online gaming event at the weekend (November 25-26).

 

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