BAHAHAHA, hahahaha, okay, that was mean. Mockery aside though, this is a rather big leap for e-sports and all who enjoy watching professional gamers duke it out on the big screen.
Despite it being mainly for visa purposes, recognition of League of Legend players as professional athletes brings the medium one step closer as an accepted pass-time to the mainstream. While not quite as physically demanding as say, American football, it at least outpaces the energy consumption in chess.
Still, we have a ways to go before reaching Korea levels.