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Jeff Bezos describes eSports as a 'very exciting' new segment

Jeff Bezos speaks highly of eSports revolution
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming News | Posted: Aug 24, 2015 6:30 am

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently took some time off for a family gathering, and that included a stop at the Dota 2 International 2015, hosted earlier this month at the KeyArena.

 

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The event attracted more than 17,000 people, and hundreds of thousands watched the event live via Twitch.TV. Amazon purchased Twitch in September 2014 for $970 million, and the investment has been a successful one by Amazon.

 

"eSports has become a big thing. There were many, many thousands watching live... and it was really quite amazing," Bezos told The Telegraph. "I'm a consumer of media of all kinds. But that kind of media is a whole new segment that is very exciting."

 

eSports is undergoing a fast maturation process, with even more people watching live and previously recorded gaming streams. Dota 2 remains one of the most popular eSports video games, especially in North America and Asia, and there was a prize pool of more than $18 million up for grabs during the Dota 2 International.

NEWS SOURCES:Telegraph.co.uk, Media.steampowered.com

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