ESPN’s President John Skipper’ Compares eSports to Chess and Checkers

Last Thursday while doing an interview at the Code/Media Series: New York ESPN owner John Skipper voiced his opinion about eSports.  “It’s not a sport – it’s a competition.  Chess is a competition.  Checkers is a competition,” said Skipper. (Recode)
Here is some numbers for John Skipper-  According to Super Data Research “Riot Games made $624 million in revenue for League of Legends in 2013 and Dota 2 made around $80 million.”  Super Data Research also pointed out that the worldwide viewership for eSports has doubled in the past year, now reaching over 70 million people.
From the looks of things eSports is not going anywhere John Skipper





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