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Game change at Golden 1: Halftime features Super Smash Bros.

The Sacramento Kings home court turned into a digital battleground Wednesday night as two video gamers went head-to-head during halftime at the Golden 1 Center. Just over 17,000 people watched as Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, 20, a professional gamer with a team affiliated with the NRG ESports organization, beat Caleb Patton, 20, from Hayward, during an intense 5-minute game of Super Smash Bros. It was a short taste of what some of the Kings owners expect will be a much more significant presence for professional video game play in Sacramento’s new downtown arena.

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Sacramento Kings make NBA history, host eSports at halftime

The Sacramento Kings home court turned into a digital battleground Wednesday as Nairo, top professional NRG ESports Super Smash Bros. player, went head-to-head with a local tournament competitor. (Video and editing by Jessica Hice. Additional video by Hector Amezcua, hamezcua@sacbee.com.)

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Sacramento Kings make NBA history, host eSports at halftime

The Sacramento Kings home court turned into a digital battleground Wednesday as Nairo, top professional NRG ESports Super Smash Bros. player, went head-to-head with a local tournament competitor. (Video and editing by Jessica Hice. Additional video by Hector Amezcua, hamezcua@sacbee.com.)
Jessica Hice jhice@sacbee.com
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