It's time to pick up your gaming controller and move your character onto the blockchain, because the gaming space is drawing closer. With over 2.2 billion gamers in the world, tech and media companies are starting to pay attention to electronic sports, ('eSports') because of the growth opportunities and appeal to the millennial demographic.
The concept of competitive gaming began in October 1972 with a game called "SpaceWar". Stanford University played host to the first ever competitive gaming tournament called, "Intergalactic Spacewar Olympics," for a chance to win a free year's subscription to Rolling Stone magazine. This movement eventually led to the 1980's video competition hosted by Atari for "Space Invaders."
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