Competitive video game matches for cash prizes have become a big business with tournaments around such games as “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and “Dota 2” from Valve and “League of Legends” from Tencent-owned Riot Games.
Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive Software are trying to move e-sports to the next level as a professional sport with city-based teams for their games.
Activision is setting up the Overwatch League for its sci-fi shooter game “Overwatch” and Take-Two is developing the NBA 2K e-sports league with the National Basketball Association.
Roborace is developing a driverless electric car racing series. To date, the organization has been doing technology demonstrations, gaining partners and sponsors (such as Nvidia and Michelin) and developing the sport.
Drone Racing League
A DRL drone recently received the Guinness World Records certificate for fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote controlled quadcopter (179.3 miles per hour).
Aerial Sports League
Its events have attracted over 500,000 spectators in the past two years.
MegaBots wants to make the mecha of science fiction a reality, and then fight them in arena combat.