Orlando wants to score more video game events — here’s the plan to get them

When Jason Siegel saw the Overwatch League grand finals event sell out the Brooklyn, New York, Barclays Center within two weeks — more than 20,000 tickets — it grabbed his attention. 

The CEO of Greater Orlando Sports Commission — a group that helps brings youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sports events to Central Florida — wants to bring that same level of esport events to the region. But he knows a few things need to happen before the commission can pursue gaming events of that caliber.