ESPN will broadcast a $10 million gaming event this weekend
If somebody gaining an athletic visa to play StarCraft 2 or the staggering quantity of hours spent watching professional players duke it out nearly wasn’t sufficient to show that aggressive gaming is an actual factor, perhaps some mainstream help is. This weekend’s large $10 million-plus Dota 2 event, The Worldwide, will air reside on ESPN three. What’s extra, previous to ESPN 2’s broadcast of the ultimate match late Sunday night, the community will host a preview present with skilled evaluation and even an interview with Dota 2-developer Valve’s Gabe Newell. That the Worldwide Chief in Sports activities is giving the identical sort of like to eSports that it does, say, basketball and even skateboarding is unquestionably an indication of massive issues to return. The followers have been into it for awhile — tickets for the occasion, held at Seattle’s 17,000-seat Key Area, bought out in an hour.