Esports: The Rise of Professional Video Gaming

Beyond the Scenes from The Daily Show

03-10-2023 • 45 mins

Esports competitions have seen a boom in popularity in recent years with some of the highest paid players making up to six figures. Celebrities like Drake and Post Malone have even invested in the sport. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show correspondent Michael Kosta and LA Thieves Call of Duty player Sam “Octane” Larew to break down the similarities and differences between traditional and electronic sports and how professional gaming is making its way into the mainstream.

Watch the original segments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE4qsJ1Lq1o

Original air date: January 24, 2023

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