With friendly rivalries, eSports gain traction in corporate world

San Francisco (AFP) – Microsoft software engineer Daniel Jost has found a way to take on his peers at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google in friendly fashion — through video game competition. His team is the one to beat when it comes to using jet-powered cars to score points by knocking giant balls, soccer-style, into nets on virtual fields in Rocket League tournaments organized by the Corporate Esports Association (CEA). “It feels similar to the company bowling or soccer league, it’s just being done in front of a computer screen instead of meeting at the bowling alley every Friday,” said Jos…

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