Gaming Championships taking place in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of people are converging on New Orleans this weekend for the Major League Gaming World Finals.
Players from around the world are competing in such games as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Dota 2.
The event started Friday and goes through Sunday at the convention center.
James Eubanks is one of the professional players taking part.
He's known as Clayster in the gaming world and says he spends 40 to 50 hours a week practicing with his teammates.
Over the past decade, e-sports has grown from a relatively small market to a multimillion dollar industry. Tournaments like this one can pull in millions of spectators both online or in person.
This is the first time the Major League Gaming finals are being held in New Orleans.
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