Gaming as a stadium sport grows in US

There may be little chance of video gamers supplanting hurling fans at Croke Park any time soon, but in California, hardy ice hockey team the San Jose Sharks will vacate their ice to make way for thousands of gamers this autumn.

17th September, 2014

In a week that saw Microsoft agree to pay $2.4 billion for Minecraft, the spectacular growth of gaming has been further underlined by the latest phenomenon to hit the US - gaming as a stadium sport.

There may be little chance of video gamers supplanting hurling fans at Croke Park any time soon, but in California, hardy ice hockey team the San Jose Sharks will vacate their ice to make way for thousands of gamers this...

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