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The average NA LCS player salary is over $105,000

ESPN conducted an anonymous survey with 33 top League of Legends players from Europe and North America and revealed the average salary for each region.  According to the survey the average salary for a North American LCS player is $105,385. This is listed as a base salary so any bonuses, …

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The Capcom Cup reached 87,000 on ESPN

The top eight portion of the Capcom Cup competition was broadcast on ESPN2 in the States over the weekend and according to initial stats it was watched by 87,000 people.  According to SportsTVRatings.com around 87,000 tuned into the brodcast at one point or another, with around 46,000 being between 18 …

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Capcom Cup’s top eight to be broadcast on ESPN2 one day after the event concludes

The top eight portion of the Capcom Cup will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday December 4th.  This part of the competition will actually take place at the PlayStation Experience on December 3rd, when it will be streamed live on Twitch. However ESPN2 will then rebroadcast the final stages of …

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More people watched EVO on Twitch than ESPN

EVO’s first ever broadcast on TV pulled in an average of 201,000 viewers, but that still wasn’t enough to beat Twitch’s concurrent numbers. The final of the Street Fighter V competition was broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday evening as well as being streamed on Twitch. While ESPN2 averaged 201,000 viewers …

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ESPN to broadcast EVO’s record breaking Street Fighter V tournament

The top eight of the Street Fighter V tournament at EVO will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Earlier today it was revealed that over 5,000 people have signed up the for SFV competition at EVO, but once that has been whittled down to just eight the action will be shown …

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eSports becomes next battleground for mainstream sports networks

As ESPN begins their search for a dedicated eSports editor, thus completing their 180-degree-turn on the subject, competitive gaming becomes the next battleground for mainstream sports networks. Just four months after Sports Nation co-host and regular ESPN pundit Colin Cowherd declared he would quit if forced to cover eSports following …

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ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN has posted a job listing seeking an editor to head up a new eSports division within the company. The Daily Dotreports the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports is looking to hire a candidate with expert-level knowledge” of major eSports properties, such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Call of …

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Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

The brain is a muscle, right? Whether or not a court agrees with this could decide whether eSports takes another big step towards a perceived legitimacy as a sport. The Daily Dot reports that the English Bridge Union is currently contesting a Sport England’s decision to exclude bridge as a …

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ESPN radio host: “I’ll retire if I’m ever forced to cover video games”

The love/hate relationship between sports broadcaster ESPN and eSports continues. The network this weekend showed live coverage of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm finals on US cable TV, marking the first time eSports has been aired live on the air. However, along with some well documented confusion from some of …

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ESPN radio host: "I’ll retire if I’m ever forced to cover video games"

The love/hate relationship between sports broadcaster ESPN and eSports continues. The network this weekend showed live coverage of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm finals on US cable TV, marking the first time eSports has been aired live on the air. However, along with some well documented confusion from some of …

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