Atlanta game developer: Esports competitors are athletes, too

Eric Jackson
Atlanta game developer: Esports competitors are athletes, too

Esports have burst into the mainstream world, with some gamers earning millions a year, but the uber-competitive gaming landscape begs the question: Are esports really a sport? To some sports fans, the debate is laughable, since esports players are typically confined to gaming chairs and staring at a screen for hours on end. Over 400 million people are expected to watch esports this year, and high-stakes tournaments have sold out some of the nation’s biggest sporting venues, including Madison Square Garden.