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Why do people watch Esports?

Senior editor Darin Kwilinski answers that question and many more as the ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship unfolds this weekend in Houston.

HOUSTON – In the video above, senior editor, ESPN Esports, Darin Kwilinski provides a look at the growth of Esports as the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship (CEC) unfolds starting today.

Twenty-two qualifying teams from 20 schools are participating in the event being held at Comicpalooza. Esports expert commentators Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Alex Corea and Anna Prosser will provide coverage. Mendez and Corea talk about their commentary approaches here.

Watch history unfold on Twitch.tv/espnesports beginning today at 10 a.m. ET and throughout the weekend. Visit ESPNEvents.com for more details.

Shelby L. Lacy and Olivia Wilson produced the video.

Besides history and glory, here’s what is at stake for the 22 teams competing in the ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship (CEC) in Houston, May 10–12. (Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images)
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