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ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

eSports will take another big step this weekend when a competition final will be aired live on US cable TV. Blizzard has announced that the grand finals of its Heroes of the Dorm MOBA tournament will be screened by ESPN2 on Sunday night (April 26th). The channel will show the …

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ESPN president: ‘eSports is not a sport’

One of the most powerful figures in sports broadcasting has questioned the rising legitimacy of eSports. Re/code reports that ESPN president John Skipper has said that eSports is not a sport”, adding: It’s a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.” …

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ESPN in advanced talks with MLG to expand eSports coverage – report

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 …

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ESPN3 to air The International Dota 2 grand finals

The championship rounds of Dota 2 competition The International will air on ESPN3, Valve has announced. A post on Steam’s news section reveals the eSports competition will be available to view live on ESPN’s online streaming service with matches, analysis, interviews and all. Watchers can also view the competition on …

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2K Sports sponsor ESPN NBA show

2K Sports has signed a sponsorship deal with ESPN to become the official sponsor of the broadcaster’s live NBA coverage in 2011. Promos for the publisher’s NBA 2K11 will run around almost 100 basketball games, including the NBA Playoffs and Finals. 2K will also sponsor NBA Action, a series that …

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XBOX: ESPN ties 360 deal

Microsoft has announced a new deal with TV sports network ESPN which will offer on-demand sports games on Xbox 360. The service is completely free to Xbox Live gold members and will allow Kinect users to watch, replay and record live HD matches via voice recognition. The new Xbox Live …

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Microsoft negotiating ESPN deal?

The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft has been holding behind-closed-doors chats with US sports broadcaster ESPN with a view to brining streaming live sport to Xbox Live. The service, if it ever comes to fruition, will work on a subscription basis, it is being claimed. It appears that …

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