ESPN defends their lane in esports

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You’ve come such a long way ESPN! Just a few months ago, you were right there with the network news folks making fun of gaming and going goggle-eyed while debating just how this nerdy hobby could dare to call itself a sport. When Amazon purchased Twitch, you proudly declared that gaming wasn’t sports at all! The tables have turned. ESPN now has an esports presence. You’re just as nerdy as the rest of us. Instead of pointing an incredulously at League of Legends and Dota tournaments, you’re talking about how gaming is – gasp – going mainstream! Did you know that there’s actually money being made in this stuff? Amazing! Bravo on having the courage to shuffle tentatively into territory already mapped by others.

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