Published by: The Associated Press
Posted by: Derrik J. Lang
March 3, 2015
GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE OFFERS CREATORS A SPORTING CHANCE
SAN FRANCISCO- With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few lessons at this year's Game Developers Conference.
For the first time, the annual gathering of game creators that's usually centred on polygons and artificial intelligence, was hosting a special summit Tuesday dedicated to competitive gaming — or esports (e-sports), as it's known. Influential esports figures were scheduled to give talks with such titles as "Legal Issues in Competitive Gaming" and "Building a Sport: The Design Philosophy of 'League of Legends.'"
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