The minds at Turner and WME made sure to make a splash with its first-ever Road to Vegas championship for their newly-formed Eleague eSports league.
How else could you explain them holding the live video game competition in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship in front of a packed crowd at the Sands with the NBA on TNT set in the backdrop Thursday, all as a part of Turner's largest Consumer Electronics Show display ever?
Spectators witnessed the OpTic Gaming squad outlast Lounge Gaming to take home the grand prize of $35,000 and earning a spot in Eleague in the process. The competition was big outside of CES 2016 as well, as it was also livestreamed on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.
Upon checking out the gaming action Thursday at CES 2016, Tech Times found the atmosphere to be mixed between a fervor among those in attendance who have a love and respect for gaming and sincere curiosity among others wondering how and why eSports have become such a big deal.
The live play-by-play calls from Eleague's broadcasting team definitely entertained.
The event should help further pave the way for Eleague gaining steam within the booming eSports industry.