Great news for Esports enthusiasts! Sports media giant ESPN is officially launching a dedicated esports section on their website, headlined by some of the best and biggest names in esport reporting. This may not come to a surprise to many, as ESPN have previously made deals with companies like Valve and Blizzard to broadcast Dota 2 and Heroes of the Storm tournaments on their channels as well as publishing an esports edition of their monthly ESPN magazine. However, this is the first time they’ve set up a dedicated hub for video games, which might bring us one step closer to being able to say “Yep, I like sports!” to your dads or uncles and not having them laugh when you start rambling about the LCS.
Also interesting to note is the move by ESPN comes fresh off the news of Blizzard Activision acquiring Major League Gaming and their CEO Bobby Kotick being quoted as saying he wanted to make his company “the ESPN of esports.” Time will only tell which company will come out on top for esports coverage but here’s hoping the competition leads to more gains for its fans.