E-Sports boom: universities sponsor collegiate competitions

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It’s a big business that’s going to college. E-Sports, the industry where gamers battle each other for fame and fortune, is estimated to be worth nearly $900 million. And now universities are getting in on the act, looking to sponsor college-level competitions.
CCTV’s Mark Niu filed this report from Berkeley, California.

E-Sports boom: universities sponsor collegiate competitions

It's a big business that's going to college. E-Sports, the industry where gamers battle each other for fame and fortune, is estimated to be worth nearly $900 million. And now universities are getting in on the act, looking to sponsor college-level competitions.

CCTV spoke to Chris Vollmer, a Global Entertainment & Media advisory leader at PwC Strategy&, and he talked about the development of e-Sports and what led to the growth of the industry.

Chris Vollmer on eSports boom

CCTV spoke to Chris Vollmer, and he talked about the development of eSports and what led to the growth of the industry.