The appeal and gravitation towards viewing streamers in the same realm as athletes comes from a perceived ability for anyone to become good at it. It really doesn't matter who you are, anyone can become good at videogames. The growth of the e-sports world fascinates me, and I think it is going to become an increasingly large part of mainstream entertainment offerings. There's big money in e-sports, with advertisers coming in every day, and a worldwide audience of gamers who are potential future pros. As crazy as it may sound, it almost might be easier to sell the idea to a kid of becoming a pro gamer than becoming a pro athlete. It doesn't matter what you look like, if you can game, you can game. I personally can't wait to see what this industry looks like in ten years.