We often talk about eSports in the context of a niche interest. That niche may be growing, but eSports hasn’t exactly gone mainstream. That could soon change, if this excellent mainstream eSports reporting continues.
HBO’s Real Sports, part of the incredibly popular HBO channel, did a documentary looking at League of Legends and MLG. I was honestly impressed with the quality of reporting on this. Sure, there are some glaring errors and patronizing terms, but for the most part, this is a really solid documentary. Plus, it’s great to see it on a sports channel. Check out the full video:
In answering the question – is eSports really a sport, it’s great to see Soledad O’Brien give a resounding yes. She may not have understood it going into this report, but she certainly grasped the extent of skill and training required to become an eSports pro. Now, we just need to get some of those “gamer houses” in South Africa.
Last Updated: October 30, 2013