EVAN TIPTON

Perspective: The Washington Post And Esports

Evan Tipton, Esports Advisor, for NGame Esports talks about the Washington Post engaging in esports.

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In July the Washington Post announced job openings to cover esports and gaming. What does this mean for esports?

As always, gaming is continuing to grow on a massive scale. The amount of media we are consuming is increasing. As long as gaming is on the rise, we will have esports there to give content to the best of the best fans. Esports is well on its way to becoming a regular place in most homes around the world. South Korea and China are already prime examples of this.

Once the Washington Post is up and running to provide esports coverage, do you have a certain expectation on how they tell stories about the industry?

One of the biggest things esports needs to iron out is all of the legal and red tape rulings. There are easy ways out of contracts, and some just are not enforced. More professionalism in esports can lead to better associations and organizations developing rules for leagues, teams, and players. Covering esports within The Washington Post can help bring this to fruition.

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