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  1. Can Western Cash End South Korea's Esports Dominance?

    Asian teams have long ruled esports, with South Korea — which established a national gaming infrastructure two decades ago — becoming particularly dominant. But with major investments in recent years, teams from Europe and North America are hoping to bridge that gap, OZY reports. They attracted an estimated $4.5 billion in cash last year alone, though analysts say that probably won’t pay off for another few years.

    What else is needed? Observers say a more robust amateur system that gives players a clear path to going pro is the next crucial step for North America, already the world's largest esports market.

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