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Appleton: ESPN president draws unnecessary line at pro gaming

The Fresno Bee's Rory Appleton discusses ESPN President John Skipper's recent comments on e-sports.

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n4rc1133d ago

"It's not a sport -- it's a competition," Skipper said. "Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I'm interested in doing real sports."

Exactly..

And just because they have broadcast a few events in the past doesn't mean one guy can't feel that way..

DualWielding1133d ago

But espn does broadcast poker which is no different than video games

n4rc1133d ago (Edited 1133d ago )

Its just filler.. They broadcast dota too.. And they usually don't even produce the content, just rebroadcast a feed..

Without context, which the author leaves out, its just a quote.. And a truthful one at that.. But you don't know what question he was asked..

Will ESPN ever shift focus to esports? (for example)