Know Your Role: How eSports Shaped a Global Platform for Gamers, Retailers
Maybe it’s Hank Aaron's 715. Or perhaps Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game. It could even be Ali's Thrilla in Manila, the Miracle on Ice, or David Tyree’s helmet catch.
The world of sports is saturated with a long history of truly intense, emotional narratives that answer the question, ‘What is the most iconic moment in sports history?’ The impact of these moments is usually as diverse as the people who experience them, making each unique in their own way. From the fresh crop of lifelong Cubs fans to the die-hard soccer hooligans, there is no disputing the passion that comes from following sports.
Similarly, an eSports fanatic may have an entirely different set of answers. Many look to when World Elite, a motley crew of rookie players, upset the undefeated GE Tigers in the 2015 League of Legends IEM semi-finals. Older fans recall 17-year-old Daigo “The Beast” Umehara’s first big victory in 1998, heralding a 13-year run of unmatched excellence in arcade-style fighting games.