Riot Games, Big Ten Network strike League of Legends deal
Jan 21, 2017 7:18 AM -
Competitive video gaming, already insanely popular on college campuses, is getting a boost from the Big Ten's cable channel. Together with Riot Games, the Big Ten Network is creating a two-month League of Legends league. The business partnership suggests a model for universities looking to capitalize on the growing interest in organized esports, projected by Newzoo to be a $1.1 billion industry by 2019.