Recognizing ESports as a Sport


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eSports have become extremely popular over the past few years and many companies all over the world are realizing there is a lot of money that they can make from them.

This years’ internationally televised CS:GO ELEAGUE Major boasted 60 million plus video streams across all platforms, which is more viewers than the NBA and MLB World Series finals. But should eSports really be considered a “sport”?

Daniel Kane, a doctoral student at the United States Sports Academy has written an interesting paper that builds on the concept that eSports should be considered a sport.

The paper appeared in The Sports Journal, a peer-reviewed journal of sports, published by the United States Sports Academy.

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Organization Type: Education/Institution
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