What Will it Take For Netrunner to Be Played Like Professional Esports?

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In 2012, author TL Taylor catalogued the rise of esports as it transitioned from a marginal, niche activity to something we might call mainstream today. In her book,Raising the Stakes: E-Sports and the Professionalization of Computer Gaming,Taylor wrote that esports—the act of playing video games so seriously that you achieve a level of mastery that is rare for a leisure activity—is compelling because we recognize how serious that commitment is.

Playing video games is commonplace, but playing video games this seriously, professionally, is less so.

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