45 min

Esports: The Rise of Professional Video Gaming Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show

    • TV & Film

Esports competitions have seen a boom in popularity in recent years with some of the highest paid players making up to six figures. Celebrities like Drake and Post Malone have even invested in the sport. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta and LA Thieves Call of Duty player Sam “Octane” Larew to break down the similarities and differences between traditional and electronic sports and how professional gaming is making its way into the mainstream.

 

Watch the original segments: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE4qsJ1Lq1o

 

Original air date: January 24, 2023
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Esports competitions have seen a boom in popularity in recent years with some of the highest paid players making up to six figures. Celebrities like Drake and Post Malone have even invested in the sport. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta and LA Thieves Call of Duty player Sam “Octane” Larew to break down the similarities and differences between traditional and electronic sports and how professional gaming is making its way into the mainstream.

 

Watch the original segments: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE4qsJ1Lq1o

 

Original air date: January 24, 2023
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45 min

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