League of Legends team, MSU esports bring a new kind of competition

League of Legends team, MSU esports bring a new kind of competition

By: Wells Foster

Competitive college sports are a long-standing tradition — but when most think of “college sports,” they’re probably thinking of traditional, physical sports. However, a new form of college competition is making its way into the spotlight.

Esports are competitive video gaming competitions with roots back in the early 1970s, when players competed for prizes by obtaining high scores in competitions sponsored by big names such as Atari and Nintendo. Modern esports have a more traditional, sports-like structure, with leagues, tournaments, sponsors and even collegiate teams.

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