DOCUMENTARIES

Varsity Gamers: The Rise of College e-Sports
The dream
December 14, 2017
Season 01 / Episode 04

The dream

With viewers, sponsorships and prize pools now outpacing even some traditional sports, college eSports athletes can finally dream of becoming professional gamers.
The competition
December 13, 2017
Season 01 / Episode 03

The competition

The action may look different, but the tournament atmosphere has a draw just like traditional sports. Fans and athletes give their take on competitions where both bragging rights — and prize money — are on the line.
The training
December 12, 2017
Season 01 / Episode 02

The training

Communication is key for eSports teams. Athletes spend hours honing not only their skills but their ability to work together and adjust their strategies on the fly, while physical exercise helps keep their minds sharp.
The players
December 11, 2017
Season 01 / Episode 01

The players

Some of these gamers dropped everything to transfer into a program that would pay them to play. They had to convince friends and family that there was a future to eSports. Now they've turned a hobby into something with the same structure and demands as any other collegiate sport.