In 2014, four high-profile North American Counter-Strike players from iBuyPower, namely Sam "DaZeD" Marine, Braxton "swag" Pierce, Joshua "steel" Nissan and Keven "AZK" Lariviere were suspended from official tournaments after they had been found guilty of match-fixing. Nevertheless, a huge synergy has been shown between the esports and gambling industries as online betting houses have been able to aim to younger audiences and experiment with new forms of gambling adapted to each game title and/or tournament. ", "HBO's 'Real Sports' debates the merits of eSports", "Guest Editorial – Momentum Matters: A Historical Perspective on the FGC and eSports", "Game On: The Rise of the eSports Middle Kingdom", "China to Recognize Gaming as Official Profession", "Chinese governments hand out cash, subsidies to encourage esports development", "Beijing to convert old industrial zone into e-sports park", "Online game League of Legends star gets U.S. visa as pro athlete", "P-1A Internationally Recognized Athlete", "Sizler de lisanslı E-Sporcu olabilirsiniz", "French government announces plans to legalize and regulate esports industry", "Philippines Officially Recognizes eSports As A Real Sport", "The Philippines' new athletes: eSports gamers", "Esports Will Become A Medal Event At The 2022 Asian Games", "Bach: No Olympic future for esports until 'violence' removed", "Esports is an official medal event at the Southeast Asian Games", "Velista71 wins eSailing World Championship title", "E-sports just got closer to being part of the Olympics", "If esports come to the Olympics, don't expect to see 'violent' titles", "Violent video games not welcome for Olympic esports consideration", "Video gaming as an Olympic sport? Although the legitimacy of esports as a true sporting competition remains in question, they have been featured alongside traditional sports in some multinational events in Asia, with the International Olympic Committee also having discussed their inclusion into future Olympic events. Said Miller: "This is pro sports for the millennial generation. If you have egames where it’s about killing somebody, this cannot be brought into line with our Olympic values. The two sides split apart in 2019 following a legal dispute, with Kroenke taking over operations of the team. , YouTube also relaunched its livestreaming platform with a renewed focus on live gaming and esports specifically. 8 things to know about competitive gaming", "The Overwatch Videogame League Aims to Become the New NFL", "New Call of Duty esports league will begin play in home markets in 2020, start with 12 teams", "NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League", "MLS launching esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup", "Major esport organisations launch new team-owned CS:GO league", "GotFrag eSports – All Games News Story – TF2 Referees Wanted", "How Much Do Pro Gamers & Esports Players Make?  In 2018, the DotA team Team Liquid partnered with a software company to allow players and coaches to predict the team's success rate in each match and provide advice on what needs to be changed to improve performance.