Esports gain popularity among the homebound

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Professional esports athlete Nate Hill waits for his Fortnite game to begin while thousands of people watch his stream on Twitch. Photo credit: Benjamin Gottlieb.

Every major professional sports league is on hiatus until at least summer, from the NBA to MLB. There’s one exception: esports, in which pro athletes compete via video games. Esports athletes are in prime position to gain new followers, according to Arnold Hur, COO of Gen.G, a professional esports organization.  

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