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eSports

Following news of a poker/Hearthstone crossover event, thanks to the combined efforts of Poker Central, Amazon Coins and PokerStars, Alex Weldon asks and answers: Poker vs. Hearthstone: Is it a glimpse of things to come?

Although Hearthstone is the most poker-like of popular eSports at the moment, that is a world which is itself evolving rapidly, and it’s likely that we’ll see other more cerebral, less reflex-based eSports in the future, which could likewise make for interesting pairings with one another and with poker. I can even imagine some sort of eSports/mindsports “decathlon” emerging in the near future, which would be a thing of great personal excitement for me, as a generalist of games myself.