Over this past weekend, tens of millions of people all around the world tuned in to watch two teams, one Korean and one Chinese, compete for the title of best in the world at the video game League of Legends. I’m guessing that you didn’t notice.
Most people’s first response to the concept of eSports – the industry term for professional, competitive video gaming – is that it’s ridiculous. Why would anyone want to watch other people play a video game? To the uninitiated, it can seem almost unbelievable. Most people dismiss it as a niche pastime and move on.[external-link]