Definitions

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  • noun The competitive play of video games as a commercial spectator sport.

Etymologies

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e- +‎ sports

Examples

  • Despite the trappings of traditional sports – players in uniforms, referees in stripes, corporate branding in every place imaginable – competitive gaming, or e-sports as some call it, hasn't upgraded from niche to mainstream, though the World Cyber Games and main sponsor Samsung Electronics Co. hope to change that mindset with "WCG Ultimate Gamer."

    World Cyber Games Kickoff In Los Angeles

  • Internet e-sports like Starcraft2 have big-name pro players, announcers who broadcast matches, and millions of fans who'd rather watch the action online or in bars than play themselves.

    Geeks Beat Jocks as Bar Fight Breaks Out Over Control of the TV

  • Despite the trappings of traditional sports – players in uniforms, referees in stripes, corporate branding in every place imaginable – competitive gaming, or e-sports as some call it, hasn't upgraded from niche to mainstream, though the World Cyber Games and main sponsor Samsung Electronics Co. hope to change that mindset with "WCG Ultimate Gamer."

    World Cyber Games Kickoff In Los Angeles

  • Despite the trappings of traditional sports – players in uniforms, referees in stripes, corporate branding in every place imaginable – competitive gaming, or e-sports as some call it, hasn't upgraded from niche to mainstream, though the World Cyber Games and main sponsor Samsung Electronics Co. hope to change that mindset with "WCG Ultimate Gamer."

    World Cyber Games Kickoff In Los Angeles

  • Despite the trappings of traditional sports – players in uniforms, referees in stripes, corporate branding in every place imaginable – competitive gaming, or e-sports as some call it, hasn't upgraded from niche to mainstream, though the World Cyber Games and main sponsor Samsung Electronics Co. hope to change that mindset with "WCG Ultimate Gamer."

    World Cyber Games Kickoff In Los Angeles

  • The clan is already debating whether or not to switch … And I think things look pretty grim from the e-sports side …

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Call of Duty 4 is looking hawt

  • This is also only news because ESPN is The Biggie and they seem to be lumping in e-sports urg along with other ordinary sports, rather than sidelining gaming coverage to something like "special events".

    News

  • E-Sports New to this year's event is the e-sports category, in which contestants will duke it out in popular sports-related videogames such as the soccer title FIFA 07.

    Anyone for Kabaddi?

  • Tsogt Sharavrentsen, a manager with Mongolia's national e-sports program, points to his star athlete, 19-year-old Lkhagvasuren Byambasuren, who forged his FIFA 07 skills in the Internet cafes of Ulaanbaatar.

    Anyone for Kabaddi?

  • Be sure to check out the rest of the Forbes.com Video Network, including a video about how the World Series of Video Gaming is bring e-sports to the mainstream.

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