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College Esports Growing, But Treatment By Athletic Departments Still A Question

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

Eight teams are competing for the "League of Legends" College Championship throughout the weekend at the North America LCS Arena in Santa Monica, Calif., which is "double the amount of teams included in the first three years of this competition," according to Kieran Darcy of ESPN.com. The growth is...

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