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Esports events attract passionate fans in their droves (Getty Images)
Article
11 Sep 2017

Half of the cities polled by event hosting consultancy firm, TSE, have said they plan to host an esports event with the next 12 months. Greg Pitcher looks at the reasons why cities want to get on the gaming bandwagon.

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Fans react during the ELEAGUE: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship finals in January (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Article
17 Jul 2017

Esports is expected to have an audience of almost 200 million viewers in just two years' time, but, as Richard Clarke suggests, the sector faces a number of significant hurdles if it is to fulfil its potential.

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