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The view from onstage at the Battle Arena in Los Angeles. This is the 375-seat arena that holds regular season games for teams competing in the North American Esports league called the League Championship Series (LCS). The 10 teams in the LCS play League of Legends, Esports' most popular videogame.
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern attends a game between the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz during the Western Conference Semifinals in 2018. Stern died Wednesday at the age of 77.
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