Another major media player is entering theesportsnews space. Internet giant Yahoo will soon launch a dedicated esports vertical and has already hired a team of editors and writers.
The move comes shortly after traditional sports powerhouse ESPNlaunchedits own section on Jan. 14. It comes as no surprise that big organizations are looking to enter esports. The industry is set for a rapid trajectory of growth over the next few years, with one market research firmpredictingindustry-wide revenue to reach nearly $2 billion in 2018.