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The Awkward Marriage of eSports and X-Games

Vince from Awesome Games writes: 'A couple of weeks ago my now-hometown of Whistler, Canada celebrated a victory. Simon d’Artois, a 23 year-old local freestyle skier, had won the gold medal for the Superpipe event at the Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colorado and was the first male Canadian to do so. The trick that won him the event was a double cork 1080 spin that reached 21 feet, 6 inches above the deck of the halfpipe. The video was all over the news and social media, as well as broadcasting live across the world on ESPN, as were all the standout results from the five days of X-Games in snowboarding and snowmobiling.

What I didn’t hear about, was who won the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive final.'

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