COMMENT:

Warning: The following statement may offend some sports fans.

No traditional sport can contend with the atmosphere, production, and sheer excitement that comes with watching Esports live – not even rugby.

Now, before you roll your eyes in disgust, click out of this story, and mumble on about how ridiculous it is to even award Esports the title of "sport" and call the players "athletes", bear with me.

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Because if you'd told me two weeks ago that I would genuinely enjoy watching a six-hour long Counter-Strike: Global Offense (CS:GO) grand final, I too would've rolled my eyes.

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