ESPN has launched a new section on its official website dedicated to the world of competitive gaming. It will include news, original reporting, videos and profiles on influential gamers from the eSports community. At the moment, the new section is only covering the following three games for now: Dota 2, Hearthstone and League Of Legends.
ESPN has increased its coverage of competitive gaming tournaments over the past year, especially with the well-known ‘International Dota 2 Championship’. This is despite the company’s president, John Skipper, saying that he does not consider competitive gaming to be a real sport back in 2014. He notably stated that eSports “is just a competition” and that he “prefers real sports” over it.
The eSports section’s launch on ESPN’s website is just another step in getting eSports the recognition that the community believes that it deserves. Local broadcaster Astro has also been broadcasting more eSports events, and this news only means that there will be more ways for fans to get their fix. The new section can be viewed in this link.