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Gamers are the New Professional Athletes [Infographic]

Posted by Good Infographics | Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Posted in , ,

Did you know League of Legends championship series is a recognized sport like the NHL and NBA? In just one year, MLG viewers went from 3.5 million to 11.7 million. MLG currently has over 8 million registered gamers and during the winter 2013 MLG tournament: more than 1,000 competitors will battle for $170,000. The matches will be broadcast to more than 170 countries. Wow! Now that gamers are officially recognized as professional athletes, I wonder how popular the sports will become. Check out this must-see infographic presented by Direct-Ticket to see the numbers on just how many fans the sport has.

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