The NHL's future in esports

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The NHL's future in esports
The NHL's future in esports

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer Close Former columnist and writer after five years with Sports Illustrated Markazi has also written for Slam, King, Vibe and Playboy On board of directors for Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Follow on Twitter LAS VEGAS -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was standing in the back of the recently opened Esports Arena inside of the Luxor Hotel & Casino with his 11-year-old grandson, Matthew, watching the first NHL Gaming World Championship. It was perhaps the first time in his tenure as commissioner that Bettman might have been inclined to lean on the advice of his grandson. "A lot of kids my age are really into esports," Matthew said. "They're playing the games, watching

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