I've been fascinated with eSports for most of the nearly seven years I've been writing for Kotaku.
I've interviewed famous pro-gamers, even played against a few of them... and lost terribly. I went to the first ever pro-gaming draft at the Playboy Mansion. I even pitched and wrote up a big package for the Rocky Mountain News about pro-gaming and Dish Network's attempt to turn it into the next NFL or perhaps NHL. That didn't pan out. In fact, none of those big corporate moves to make pro-gaming a household sport, ever seemed to work out.