Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

ESPN will broadcast a $10 million gaming tournament this weekend

Sponsored Links

If someone gaining an athletic visa to play StarCraft 2 or the staggering amount of hours spent watching pro gamers duke it out virtually wasn't enough to prove that competitive gaming is a real thing, maybe some mainstream support is. This weekend's massive $10 million-plus Dota 2 tournament, The International, will air live on ESPN 3. What's more, prior to ESPN 2's broadcast of the final match late Sunday evening, the network will host a preview show with expert analysis and even an interview with Dota 2-developer Valve's Gabe Newell. That the Worldwide Leader in Sports is giving the same kind of love to eSports that it does, say, basketball or even skateboarding is surely a sign of big things to come. The fans have been into it for awhile -- tickets for the event, held at Seattle's 17,000-seat Key Arena, sold out in an hour.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

Roku is giving away 30 days of premium video

View
NASA warns Moon base plans might slip by a year

NASA warns Moon base plans might slip by a year

View
Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

View
Google rolls out Drive shortcuts ahead of folder structure changes

Google rolls out Drive shortcuts ahead of folder structure changes

View
SpaceX launches its original Dragon capsule for the last time

SpaceX launches its original Dragon capsule for the last time

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr