Move over baseball, esports are here: or, why I shaved my beard – Jason Preston

From Jason’s pitch

“Five nerds from China just made more money in three hours than you’re going to make in your life. In front of 20 million people (that’s more than watched any World Series game in 2013). Doing something you probably think is stupid: playing a video game.

I wake up at 5 a.m. four days a week to play Counter-Strike in front of a digital audience. Here’s why eSports aren’t the next big thing, but the NOW big thing. “

About Jason
During the day, Jason Preston organizes the Dent conference and is also an organizer of Ignite Seattle. You can follow Jason on Twitter @jasonp and watch him playing Counter-Strike on Twitch.

NEXT IGNITE SEATTLE
Ignite Seattle 26 is Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Town Hall Seattle (map). Doors open at 7:00 pm and the talks start at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $5.00 at door or get them online here

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