Newbee took home over $5 million for winning The International 4.
Millions of people watch esports. Millions of dollars are awarded to esports champions. Apparently millions of people play esports, too.
The spiritual successor to the World Cyber Games will run its first tournament later this year.
In the biggest news of the day, Newbee's Zhang "Xiao8" Ning said he'd be leaving pro Dota—for the time being.
Call of Duty could be next.
The news comes days after the retirement of Team DK’s Zhi “Lanm” Zhang.