What’s e up to, old sport? Conquering the world, that’s what e’s ...

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What’s e up to, old sport? Conquering the world, that’s what e’s up to

With traditional live events in hibernation, demand for a sporting fix is exploding online

Simon Briggs

As a lifelong cricket fan, I have spent much time offering patronising advice to those who do not understand the more abstruse terms; googly, for instance, or reverse sweep.

But then, the other day, I was reminded how it feels to be a bewildered novice. On a website called Juked, which carries live streams from various competitive computer games, I found myself watching three 20-something men sitting behind a desk, while animated dragons, centaurs and berserkers materialised in front of them.

“And they go for a Spirit Breaker!” exclaimed the man with the neat goatee. “That’s another hunter of Drow, right?” “Hmm, not very good against Gust,” mused the blond pundit, drawing a nod from his ponytailed neighbour...

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