eSports are organized multi-player gaming competitions. Though they are played via human-computer interfaces, they share many qualities with physical sports: they are a big business, with brand investment projected to reach $1.5 billion by 2020, and their players can acquire celebrity status, significant wealth, and even physical injuries as a result of their participation.
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Real-time strategy games such as StarCraft 2 require you to manage resources, build bases, and control armies, all while defending yourself against your opponent. 01:30
More than 20,000 people attended the StarCraft 2 Global Finals in 2012. 02:27
In 2013, around 38 million people watched internet gaming and esports broadcasts every month. 03:42
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