Nielsen Esports Brings Global Viewer Analytics To Gaming

By Charles Singletary, Aug 17, 2017 1:25pm PDT

Advertisers and sponsors will now have a better idea of where they can cash in.


Rocket League Invitational Joins the Summer X Games

By David Craddock, Jun 28, 2017 3:00pm PDT

Psyonix’s car-soccer mash-up gets extreme, and lands a broadcast deal with NBC.


Heroes of the Dorm drops ESPN and moves to Facebook, signups open today for college players

By David Craddock, Jan 25, 2017 12:54pm PST

Mark Zuckerberg's social media juggernaut allows access to a wider audience than the sports-network institution.


"I thought Facebook was giving up on videos. Just read that they stopped paying producers to ..."

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ESPN will broadcast Street Fighter 5 championship from this year's EVO tournament

By David Craddock, Jul 01, 2016 12:40pm PDT

Hado... Ken, Ryu, and the rest of the SF5 cast join Heroes of the Storm on ESPN's roster of eSports broadcast on television.


"Definitely for much longer at local tournaments, as well as community talk shows with FGC community"

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Rumor: ESPN in discussions to pay Riot Games $500 million to broadcast League of Legends - UPDATED

By David Craddock, May 23, 2016 12:30pm PDT

ESPN already launched an eSports Twitter account and pays writers to cover the eSports scene. Now it's looking to augment its coverage of virtual sporting events by broadcasting League of Legends, according to a report published by PVP Live.


"Best I can do is 3.99$ + two tickets to "man with the briefcase on ice" "

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Heroes of the Storm college tournament returns on ESPN

By Daniel Perez, Jan 28, 2016 8:41am PST

The Heroes of the Dorm will once again be going on this year, and Blizzard has partnered with ESPN for all its coverage.


"Last year, they only showed an hour of the semi-finals, which was like two and a half matches. ..."

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ESPN's Outside The Lines issues report on eSports and PEDs

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2016 12:30pm PST

With the increasing prominence of competitive gaming, there's a growing sector of competitive gamers that are turning to performance-enhancing drugs. As part of its new eSports presence, ESPN's Outside the Lines has dedicated a full segment to this issue.


"I like how their first splash into esports is to go straight for PEDs"

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ESPN website opens new section for eSports

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 14, 2016 9:51am PST

ESPN is diving further into the realm of eSports by opening a dedicated section on ESPN.com and recruiting a full-time staff devoted to covering Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and more.


"Not yet. I had to find one of their stories off to the side of the main site, but that's ..."

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Heroes of the Storm college tournament finals will air April 26 on an ESPN network

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 25, 2015 10:45am PDT

Blizzard is holding its massive "Heroes of the Dorm" eSports tournament for Heroes of the Storm over the next month, with Grand Finals set to take place on April 26.


Opinion: ESPN2's Dota 2 special was far from mainstream

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

ESPN2 aired a Dota 2 special last night, but it did little to attract anyone beyond niche viewers.


"Dota got 30 minutes on ESPN on a sunday night to make it's pitch, that is it, that's the difference."

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Dota 2 International Championships will be broadcast on ESPN networks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 17, 2014 12:25pm PDT

The Dota 2 International Championships are hitting The Worldwide Leader of (e)Sports


"Oh cool it's the opinions are facts thread too. Two-fer bonus."

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NFL and ESPN apps coming to Xbox One in November

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 03, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Microsoft has detailed plans for its upcoming ESPN and NFL apps, both set to arrive in November.


"Nice! You can just put your fantasy team into the app if your teams happen to be on THE OTHER ..."

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ESPN gets updated on Xbox 360 today

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 25, 2011 3:00pm PDT

Reminder: the ESPN app on Xbox 360 is being updated today. Microsoft released a new video today, highlighting all the new features.


ESPN on Xbox Live gets split-screen, Kinect support in August

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 27, 2011 2:15pm PDT

ESPN on Xbox Live is going to get a major update next month. Boasting a redesign, the ESPN app will be updated with a slew of new features.


"Thank you both... was not sure how this worked, but that helps a lot. :)"

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