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Stand aside, skeptics. Esports are here to stay

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Haters may hate, but they can't derail the excitement surrounding esports.

Esports, or competitive video games played by professional gamers, are an industry that is burgeoning with growth and opportunity.According to Newzoo, esports's revenue will more than double between 2014 and 2017, and the prize payouts to top players is already doubling year after year.

Esports audience is growing to rival that of many sports, and it's global viewership numbersalready compete with most professional sports.We explore how much it can still grow.

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