“You know, a lot of people talk about competition in eSports. But, first and foremost, you’ve got to build a community around your game that people love and then eSports becomes a part of it,” said Ryan Wyatt, director of content and partnerships at YouTube Gaming to [a]listdaily.

Events are a big focus for YouTube this year particularly with the platform’s 360 video, as they look to bring the event experience to folks sitting at home. Wyatt went on to discuss how YouTube’s 360 platform has already been utilized for events like Coachella, and how it may be used in eSports as well.

“Can you imagine being at the League of Legends World Championship and having a 360 junk cam in the middle of the audience and feel like you’re right there watching?”