E:60 Recap: Julian Edelman, Meet the Mets & eSports

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ESPN's E:60 explores the rise of Julian Edelman, introduces the Mets power pitchers and explores some of biggest payouts in eSports gaming competitions.

Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman is one of Tom Brady's go-to receivers on their New England Patriots team that as of Sunday is now 6-0. Edelman talked about being close to Brady and doing errands for him if he needed anything.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski joked about being able to see Edelman do all of the little errands.

Edelman was so dedicated to his quarterback that he moved out to Los Angeles simply because he heard that Brady and a lot of his receivers went there in the off-season. He simply said that he went out there just incase Brady needed him.

It took him four years of dedication to form his bromance with Brady and together they have become a pretty successful one-two punch for New England.

"He had me at hello," said Edelman.

Edelman also talked about religion and managed to continue coming with the jokes. When asked if he considered himself Jewish, he replied, "I consider myself, Jew-ish." Despite his dedication to Brady and calling his quarterback a role model, Edelman still broke into a hilarious impression of Brady.

The voice was incredibly high-pitched, almost as if Edelman was equating Brady to Mickey Mouse. If that isn't enough, Bill Belichick is also a victim of the Edelman impressions.

"His father drilled him every day, seven days a week, season to season, football to basketball to baseball, before practice, after practice, on weekends," according to ESPN.

"It was agility drills, conditioning drills, then 200 spirals or 200 jump shots or 200 ground balls."

His father drilled him to the point of tears but Edelman pushed back because it was the only way he could get past it.

At 5-foot-2, Edelman was overlooked even after his stellar accomplishments in high school, his junior year in college and at Kent State University, according to the report. He was once a quarterback and got into it with his receiver who had been giving him crap the entire way.

The confrontation started a brawl and as ESPN put it, it was all in Edelman's highly competitive nature.

Edelman was once plagued with injuries one of which was his broken foot during what was supposed to be his breakout year.

Edelman was mentored by Wes Welker who during his time on the Patriots, was one of Brady's go-to receivers. Edelman has assumed that role and is continuing to help his team dominate during the 2015-2016 NFL season.

Edelman is 5-foot-10 and one of the most talked about wide-receivers in the NFL. He still has the spirit of competition in him and attests much of the man he has become to his father and his mother.

Meet the Mets

The New York Mets' last World Series title was won in 1986. 29 years later they are back in the World Series and the only team that stands in the way of them recapturing another World Series is the Kansas City Royals.

Their last trip to the playoffs was in 2006 and the team has seen huge changes over the past couple of years.

The matchup has been highly regarded as a good old fashioned pitch-off and E:60 introduced the Mets' power pitchers Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Snydergaard and Steven Matz.

The unit is being compared to the Atlanta Braves pitching in the 90's and the guys are pretty confident in their ability to get the job done.

"Noah's throwing 100, Harvey's throwing 98, Jake's throwing 98 and it's like everyday they can't breathe," said Matz when asked about their comparison to the braves.

Matz says he is now starting to believe that they are worthy of being compared to the Braves pitchers of the 90's. Harvey said that the mentality going into spring training this time around was much different than years past and that the team knew what they were made of.

The guys explored their 2015 run and talked a little about their game plan going into the series against the Royals.

The team clicked at the right time and earned their spot in the 2015 World Series. As E:60 airs the Mets will take the field against the Royals in the series opener.

eSports Throne of Games

Over $165 million dollars in prize money has been paid out across 13778 tournaments according to eSportsEarnings. E:60 is highlighting eSports and the events one of which has an $18.5 million payout. Gaming has come a long way from Pong and Atari.

The events such as the Dota 2 tournament draws huge gatherings of spectators and teams from all over the world. Some of the best teams also have sponsors like Red Bull.

Dota 2 is a multiplayer arena battle online game that requires team work and serious skills on the mousepad and keyboard.

ESPN took a deeper look into the multi-million dollar industry, the huge events and life-changing payouts. eSports is real competition and players involve dedicate their lives to these events in order to bring home the large prizes.