The rapid rise of esports has been a dream come true for professional players — traveling the world and paid salaries to play video games full time for a living. But as money continues to pour into the industry, many young pros face grueling practice schedules and burn out early. In this episode of CBSN Originals, we follow pro esports players Doublelift and Space as they compete for glory, get an inside look at what it takes to be pro, and explore the risks many are taking to stay at the top.
Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated - almost 3,000 people died in its wake, towns were left without power or water for months, and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans left, many never to return. David Begnaud returns to Puerto Rico for CBSN Originals to examine the impact of that exodus and what the future holds.
In Japan, a rapidly aging population and declining birth rate are creating a crisis. Without enough people to fill jobs and care for the elderly, could robots step up to fill the gap? Could they even become, as some robotics engineers hope, "better than human?" CBSN Originals takes you into the heart of Japan's looming population collapse, and examines the robot solutions they hope will preserve their unique culture.
CBSN Originals explores the intricate world of gender, beyond him or her.
More than 700,000 Rohingya men, women and children have been ejected from Myanmar's Rakhine state, and now huddle in an enormous refugee camp in Bangladesh -- the biggest in the world. The fear that stoked this ethnic cleansing was inflamed by a surge in affordable new technology, and the social media platforms that came with it quickened the spread of dangerous propaganda.
CBSN Originals documents the lives of struggling Americans in Erie, Pa. CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas explores the landscape of this once-proud town, and sees and hears firsthand the heavy emotional toll that years of layoffs and economic strife have taken on its residents.