SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 01: A general view of the Olympic Rings in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park Coastal Cluster on February 1, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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Didn’t catch the latest episode of CHECKPOINT XP: ON CAMPUS? Well, it was awesome, and you should definitely check it out as soon as you finish reading up on all the topics discussed on last week’s show… 

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.

How big of an impact will this have on the legitimization of esports in the public eye? Watch the latest episode of Checkpoint XP: On Campus to find out exactly what the guys think!

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Written By Kevin Kelly