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Esports Revolution: A Denver7 Special

Special airs on Denver7 at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve, can be found on streaming devices
Posted at 2:22 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 16:22:44-05

DENVER — Fame, fortune and furious competition. The world of esports has exploded in popularity in recent years. If you’ve been surprised by the quick rise of competitive esports video gaming, you are not alone.

Thanks to streaming services like Twitch and YouTube, professional gaming has become a legitimate sport. Much like football and baseball, there are even elite, celebrity gamers who draw a fanbase that shows up, rocks its teams’ jerseys and swarms arenas. Yes, there are esports arenas now.

So, join us as we take a deeper dive into the sensational world of esports: America’s newest sports phenomenon.