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For decades now people all over the world have been connecting their televisions to video gaming consoles to escape reality for a short time, but now it’s gone global through eSports.

But now video games have become a reality and a lively hood for gamers around the world, with the emergence of eSports.

This morning on Toucher & Rich, with Hardy in for Freddy T, the conversation about eSports and gaming emerged into the forefront of the show after Rich brought up a local Street Fighter Tournament that he considered attending.

Toucher & Rich [AUDIO]: The Overwatch League – What You Need To Know

Once the “Overwatch League” and the “Boston Uprising” eSports Team, which is owned by the Kraft Group, was mentioned, there was no coming back.

Throughout the E-Sports conversation, we learned what games the fellas have preferred throughout the years.

Rich is a big fan of “Bases Loaded” on the NES console. Hardy likes to do some rippin’ while playing his favorite, “Teken 2.” And for Wallach, he likes to bash dudes’ faces in “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.”

Toucher & Rich [AUDIO]: Video Game Talk, Plus Rich Tests Hardy’s Video Game Theme Song Knowledge

It didn’t take long for the phones to start lighting up or for Twitter to be set a blaze with hot video game takes.

Here’s what some Sports Hub listeners had to say:

More on the Overwatch League:

“The Overwatch League (abbreviated as OWL) is a professional eSports league for the video game Overwatch, developed by Blizzard Entertainment which also oversees the League. The Overwatch League aims to follow the model of traditional North American professional sports, using a set of permanent teams and regular season play, rather than the use of promotion and relegation used commonly in other eSports leagues. Each team franchise is backed by an owner, and players that are signed onto the team are assured a minimum annual salary, benefits, and a portion of winnings and revenue-sharing based on how that team performs in the season.”

—  By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

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