League of Legends Gets a Visit from HBOs Real Sports
Riot Games has been making waves in the eSports arena for years with League of Legends (LoL). And if we learned one thing from this yearÂs World Championship event, itÂs that eSports are becoming just as big as some other professionally recognized sports. LoL itself is even now recognized as a legitimate sport in the United States and has a hefty prize purse backing it to boot. So it's not surprising that others are starting to take notice.
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, a sports show on HBO, recently sent Soledad O'Brien to the LoL World Championship at the Los Angeles Staples Center earlier this month to find out what all of the fuss was about in our little gaming circle. Tomorrow nightÂs episode of the show will feature a segment dedicated to LoL. You can watch the preview for the showÂs segment below. The full episode will air on HBO tomorrow night at 10:00pm ET.