The Weekly esports news
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E-Sports hits the Winter Olympic games
Esports may not be a recognized sport in the Olympic games yet, but that did not stop the Intel Extreme masters from holding a tournament in the same location the same week the games are about to begin; with the winner receiving more money than most gold medal winners will receive in their bonuses. The controversial topic has been circling for the last couple of years, with many feeling esports should be added as a sport at the Olympic games. This has been met with stiff argument against the suggestion with people feeling esports is not a physical sport therefor meaning it has not place. Although a decision has not yet been made regarding future Olympics Intel made it very clear what side of the fence they are on.
League of Lawyers: Esports is creating a new class of white-collar jobs
Although to some, esports is still seen as a game for kids they are very much making a big mistake. With the esports industry rising on a daily basis jobs are popping up right along with it. Jobs such as sports therapists, data analysts, lawyers and agents are all on the list. With players needing somewhere to turn to get help just as regular athletes do, white collar jobs are appearing world wide to support the esports industry in many ways.
The First Esports Convention Is Heading To Seattle
Seattle, Washington is gearing up for the first ever esports convention to be held in May. Although there are already many conventions with esports as an important part, there is not yet one where esports is the only focus. This is all set to change come May when the GG Expo makes its debut. Information has been given out explaining the convention will be split into 3 days, each day focusing on something new for example day 1 sports games such as FIFA and NBA 2K, day 2 fantasy games such as Hearthstone and day 3 battle games like CS:GO. The market for esports is thriving, now everyone within or hoping to join the industry has a common place to meet and discus the very bright future esports is offering.