Here are the official news updates from one of the very first pro e-sports leagues, The PGL. AMD published the “Official PGL News Updates” in Computer Gaming World magazine every month throughout 1998. Thank you to CGW Museum for the awesome archive from which these were found. Hope you all enjoy this look back at what was billed in the late 90's as, "The first online pro sport for the computer gaming crowd."
"Sponsored by AMD, hosted by Ten Entertainment Network, and driven by popular demand, the PGL will do for computer games what the NBA did for two peach baskets and a medicine ball. We’re talking serious revolution. How serious? How about $250,000 in cash and prizes in the first year? How about 'quit your day job and start honing your deathmatch skills' serious? Okay – now that we’ve got your attention, read on…"