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June 23, 2017



Joanna, I saw a TV drama set in the world of eSports, or I wouldn't have known about it. I guess my online solitaire games aren't going to get me that big payday, right?

Joanna Campbell Slan

Kris, it's like this whole world that most of us don't know exists, isn't it? As for your solitaire...who knows?

Shari Randall

When I visited my daughter in Korea we saw a televised computer battle between gamers - it's one of the most popular shows in Korea. Thank you for your explanation, Joanna, now I know what they were doing!

Wendy Dingwall

Very interesting. Now some of those TV shows I've seen make sense.

Joanna Campbell Slan

Shari, we hold boot camps for our players in Korea. In fact, three of our five players are Korean! in 2014, 40,000 people watched the League of Legends World Championship at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in South Korea. Seventy-eight percent of Koreans between 15 and 30 play LoL for at least 3 hours a week.

Joanna Campbell Slan

Wendy, there was also a commercial a while back that made fun of gamers. Two guys were talking about how one of them tried to take an objective with some creature or another. You know something is mainstream when it appears like that. Also, on Bosch this season, one of the policemen's sons plays LoL. You can see it in episodes 7 & 8, as I recall.

Elaine Viets

You're my introduction to the world of eSports. Absolutely fascinating, Joanna. Thanks for letting us know about it.

Joanna Campbell Slan

Elaine, you've opened so many doors for me. I got a book about the St. Louis Zoo the other day, and guess who is quoted in it? Hmmm?


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