Esports On The Rise: Carlos Rodriguez + Fabian Hällsten

Esports On The Rise: Carlos Rodriguez + Fabian Hällsten

Coronavirus and Sports - April 22, 2020 - 23:46

The COVID-19 outbreak has halted just about every aspect of the sports industry, with one notable exception. Esports have been steadily growing in popularity for years, and are now seeing exponential increases in both gamers and viewership on live-streamed events like leagues and tournaments. Carlos Rodriguez, founder of G2 Esports, and decorated esports athlete Fabian Hällsten share their experience in the gaming world, and why esports may be a rare source of community during a global pandemic.

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SI's Coronavirus and Sports podcast is bringing you stories and news updates about how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the world of professional sports. Hosted by Luis Miguel Echegaray, this series will explore all the ways in which athletes, teams, leagues, fans, and everyone else in and around pro sports are dealing with the fallout from a completely unprecedented event. Listen every weekday as we all look to understand: What happens to sports when there are no sports?