Lines between esports, gaming, gambling blurred5 min read 27 Sep 2020, 10:01 PM IST
What involves skill and strategy and where it verges on gambling are obfuscated without a regulatory framework
Around the time KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab was taking down Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL last week, Lawrence The Beast Incarnate was fighting off Brutal Death in the ESL India Premiership. Live esports has a fast-growing following in India, estimated to be nearly 20 million currently, as tournaments like ESL have received backing from mainstream sponsors such as Airtel and exposure on channels like Hotstar.
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