Esports In The Olympics

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Next summer in Tokyo, esports is set to take yet another step forward with Intel sponsoring Street Fighter and Rocket League tournaments in the days leading up to the 2020 Olympic Games. While these events are not eligible for Olympic medals, the teams competing will be representing their respective nations, and the overall prize pool totaling at $250,000 for each game’s tournament. 

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Written By Kevin Kelly

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Chadd Callahan Chadd, better known as Double D, is the resident horror gamer and has been a gamer since his first experience with the PlayStation, almost 20 years ago. Using his film and media degree from Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit, he is the brand design behind CheckpointXP and one of the co-hosts for CheckpointXP Daily. Diving into a little bit of everything from costuming, makeup, fashion, pop-culture, and all things aesthetic, he loves to blend video games into everything he does.

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