What is Esports? A Crash Course for Parents

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/what-is-esports/

For our generation, competitive video gaming meant battling your siblings in Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter II in the living room — and the prize was bragging rights and the ability to keep your turn on the controller. Today, competitive video gaming — known collectively as esports — is a billion-dollar industry with professional athletes, corporate sponsorships, and televised broadcasts. For those less familiar with the world and culture of video gaming, this may come as a surprise. But don’t worry. In this post, we break down exactly what esports is, why fans are drawn to it, and what parents need…

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