Warren YoungerSports Reporter, Phoenix
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TEMPE – Three years ago, Brindon “Breezyyy” Keesey tried out for the Arizona State University League of Legends team and didn't make the cut. Now, Keesey has signed a contract to play for 100 Thieves and has become the second ASU player to go pro in any esport.
PHOENIX – Twenty-three of the NBA’s 30 franchises sport a NBA 2K League team. The Suns are not one of them. Star guard Devin Booker is one of many who would like to see that change.
PHOENIX – GCU, ASU and others are taking different approaches to lure students to join in on the esport action
PHOENIX – The Arizona Interscholastic Association has officially launched the state's first high school esports league
PHOENIX- ASU, GCU, UofA look strong, optimistic for the future of Arizona after the first Arizona Esports Collegiate Cup.
PHOENIX – The Arizona State Fair featured a decked out esports exhibit for the first time, with thousands of dollars in prizes.
SCOTTSDALE – A new production company dedicated to esports has opened in Scottsdale and hopes to put Arizona on the esports map.
GILBERT – The growth of esports is evident in the decision by Topgolf to expand its reach and form a partnership with Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL.
Tax dollars at work: Maricopa trailblazer in esports community with creation of city sanctioned league
MARICOPA – The next evolution in esports innovation: The City of Maricopa has funded the first recreational Esports League in Arizona.