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From the editor #62

I was at a conference last week in Sydney, Australia at which the rise of eSports was among the key topics of discussion. Once considered the domain of teenage boys hiding in their bedrooms, competitive video gaming is now big business and getting bigger every day.

For example, the Twitch TV channel for the world’s most popular eSports title, League of Legends, recently became the first to reach one billion total views. The 2017 League of Legends World Championship was watched by 60 million people worldwide.

It’s these sorts of numbers that have many resort operators around the world launching specialized eSports venues on their properties to attract a new generation of guests keen to use the facilities. Macau is no different, with Studio City recently opening its own eSports stadium.

Read all about it in our cover story and if you’re near Studio City check it out. Without doubt, the eSports craze is the way of the future.

Ben Blaschke