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eSports have officially arrived

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[Grumpy old man voice]

Used to be a time you actually had to step out onto a field, pitch, court or rink to get Triple H to send you a custom WWE Championship...

The first ever championship for Overwatch League, Blizzard Entertainments’ eSports fed consisting of 12 teams representing cities around the globe playing their multi-person shooter, was actually decided back in July.

But maybe Trips just heard about it? Or maybe someone in Stamford just found out they handed out $3.5 million in prize money during their inaugural season, or that Disney signed a deal to show the Twitch streams of their playoff games on ABC and ESPN in future seasons.

Either way, grumpy old dudes like me have to admit: eSports have arrived.