Esports, also known as professional competitive gaming, makes it to the big time: the White House.
FOX's Eammonn Dignam reports:
Joining the likes of the Chicago Blackhawks and other world champions, professional gaming's competitive teams are going to the White House.
Video streaming site Twitch.TV hosting "The White House Competitive Gaming Event" using Esports personalities to bring attention to the Affordable Care Act.
Twitch's Product Marketing Manager, Brian Petrocelli, says they made sure that it was easy to follow for newbies to E-sports:
(Petrocelli) "We chose the games 'Street Fighter' and 'Rocket League' because of how accessible they are."
And that the dozens of burgeoning stars going to be there is historic:
(Petrocelli) "This is going to be the first time to our knowledge that we are going to have E-sports celebrities at the White House."
He hopes they receive the same accolades as their physical sport brethren:
(Petrocelli) "They're playing eight to 12 hours a day, every day, on the quest for victory."
Eammonn Dignam, FOX News.
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4-hour event live can be watched at https://www.twitch.tv/getcovered " on (Monday) December 12 from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm ET. According to Twitch, they are the world's leading social video platform and community for game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene.