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It is a deal that could mark the moment e-sports enters the big league. The US owners of a famous basketball franchise and investors in Premier League club Crystal Palace have snapped up two of the leading e-sports teams.  The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Team Dignitas and Apex, and will merge them into what the NBA franchise hopes will prove to be a new powerhouse in the booming, yet still commercially undeveloped, e-sports industry.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: September 28th, 2016



1) Why might it actually matter that “e-sports comes of age”?

2) What sort of new careers might be born from e-sports?

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