ESPN is reportedly looking to expand its eSports coverage, following the performance of Valve's Dota 2 tournament The International on the cable sports network earlier this month.
Valve made headlines this summer when it announced The International 2014 would air on ESPN's web channel ESPN3, with a special presentation set to air on cable channel ESPN2.
A source “close to” ESPN has since told The Daily Dot the network was “delighted” with The International's ratings, adding that the event surpassed expectations across the board – and though Dota 2 is currently a PC-exclusive, ESPN's coverage had the most viewers via Microsoft's Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.
The source claims the network and Major League Gaming are currently in advanced talks to expand ESPN's eSports coverage to include MLG's Call of Duty competitions. The two entities are reportedly discussing the possibility of expanding coverage to other games as well.