Investors Eyeing Esports as Growth Soars

The teams Misfits Gaming and G2 Esports compete in the finals of the European League of Legends Championship Series at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Sept. 3. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
The teams Misfits Gaming and G2 Esports compete in the finals of the European League of Legends Championship Series at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on Sept. 3. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Competitive electronic sports have graduated from a subculture into a mainstream industry, attracting investments from media companies, owners of established sports teams, and venture capital firms...

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