Since video games are becoming more popular. Competitive gaming should become a sport
Andrew Hayward - Red Bull Writer
"Every online major tournament leads to new teams and players coming out in droves " (Hayward).
"Professional leagues and tournaments for games like “Counterstrike,” Starcraft,” and “League of Legends” only arose after the year 2000, however viewership is strong and continues to grow " (Fernandez)
Matt Fernandez - Variety Writer
"What started as friends gathering in each other's homes to host LAN parties and play into the night has become an official network of pro gaming tournaments and leagues with legitimate teams" (Elder)
According to Andrew Hayward, Every tournament can make more people want to attend and join in large quantities
"There are worldwide competitions among top-ranked gamers and players streaming their games to millions of subscribers on YouTube" (Gusking)
Their are games that have been around since 2000 and the community dedication is stronger than ever
Video games have come a long way, from being a small hobby to have fun with friends, to hosting major league tournaments with million dollar prize pools, without showing any signs of stopping.
Gaming started as people coming together just to have fun for hours on end, but has now become a sport with networks and teams participating
Robert Elder - Business Insider Intelligence
Competitive gamers at high ranks are recording and streaming themselves to many people around the world and making lots of money