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NT eSports

Now that major sports clubs like the Adelaide Crows are buying professional eSports teams, you can be sure competitive video gaming is “becoming very, very big,” says David Moore, founder of the new NT eSports.

The organisation has teamed up with the City of Palmerston to host monthly gaming sessions at Palmerston Library, with two big screens and single-elimination or round-robin competitions of popular games.

Last month, the Crows purchased Legacy eSports, a team of world-class gamers based in Sydney who play the game League of Legends, a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA).

“There’s big money going into gaming,” agrees Moore. 

“We’re doing it on a smaller scale, we’re putting on some community events to give youth something to do, but also introduce them to games.”

This month the popular MOBA Heroes of the Storm will be on offer, along with Hearth Stone, a virtual card-based video game.

Each Heroes of the Storm team has five members, so the atmosphere will be high-energy.

Though gaming sessions attract more guys than girls, Moore says popular female characters are making eSports more appealing for girls and all-female professional teams are starting to appear overseas.

Find out what all the fuss is about or unleash your competitive gaming passion at this live-action session.

See the event listing.

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