Big names in athletic sports pay big money to jump on the trend of franchising, giving teams local recognition. League of Legends, Call of Duty and DOTA2 fill stadiums for live competitions as the teams sell branded merchandise.

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Now that live streaming has connected players and fans, what What games played as Esports? CNNs Kristie Lu Stout looks at the most popular early genres.

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The tug of war between advancement in technology and the desire for people to play together find common ground with the evolution of the Internet.

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Arcades gave way to consoles and couch-co-op, while PC gaming flourished in South Korea. Transcript: Video arcades offered a more visual and accessible way to play games on a computer, though the games were only one or two players. Arcades provided a social space where people could not only play, but watch others looking for […]

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Part 1: Esports are part of a natural evolution of human gaming. Strategic battles, represented via avatars of one like or another, can be found throughout history. We have only recently reached the point where culture and technology have met to set the stage for what is to come. Transcript: Throughout our evolution, the complexity […]

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