Inside the esports investment boom – Axios
Ever been at a party where you just felt you didn’t belong? Now imagine that there are over 13,000 people at the party. That was me recently at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, while filming an “Axios on HBO” segment about professional esports.
The big picture: It was the final match of Overwatch League, which mimics traditional pro sports leagues by having geographically-based teams. Over its first two seasons those teams have all played out of an Activision Blizzard-owned arena in LA, but next year they’ll move to home venues.