eSports: On Par With the NFL and NBA?

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Most traditional sports haven't always been considered true sports. When American football was invented in 1869, it was considered a game. It wasn't until 1920 when the NFL was founded that the game of football was officially christened a sport. Basketball followed a similar path, as James Naismith invented the game in 1891, and the NBA was founded 55 years later. It typically takes around 50 years for a game to become a sport.

Today, people who grew up playing Pong now have children playing League of Legends and Call of Duty. History is repeating itself, as video games become electronic sports (or eSports).

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