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The day competitive gaming became a serious global sport – BBC Newsbeat

The day competitive gaming became a serious global sport – BBC Newsbeat

A new governing body is being introduced to the eSports industry to regulate the professional video games scene, much like Fifa does for football.

The World eSports Association (WESA) has been announced to bring “traditional ruling” to this rapidly growing industry.

eSports’ largest event in 2015 drew more than 35 million viewers.

That’s more than most major US sporting events.

Source: The day competitive gaming became a serious global sport – BBC Newsbeat