With less than a week before the bracket stage of the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm tournament, ESPN are once again trying to make the collegiate Heroes of the Storm competition into a nerdy, alternative March Madness. 64 collegiate teams have qualified from around North America to fight for fame, school pride, and the…
The “mainstreaming of esports” is continuing, with ESPN saying this week that they will broadcast parts of the Halo Championship Tour event at the X Games in Aspen on the main network at the end of the month, while streaming it on WatchESPN. It’s a move that will give the surprisingly low-profile Halo competitive…
Earlier this month, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick declared that he wants to build the “ESPN of video games.” Turns out ESPN wants to do that too.
The most powerful brand in sports journalism is officially diving into eSports. Today ESPN put out a job listing for an “eSports editor.” This comes after the ESPN magazine published its first ever eSports issue, which included an excellent profile of the League of Legends
god player Faker. Art/story via The Daily Dot.
Tonight on ESPN 2, sports fans across the world were treated not to the NBA playoffs or the burgeoning baseball season, but to live footage of college students playing Heroes of the Storm.
This weekend's League of Legends' pro mega-event will be streamed on digital network ESPN 3. As it did with DOTA 2's colossal International tournament, ESPN will be streaming LoL's finals live from Seoul, South Korea. This comes as something of a relief, given that ESPN's president recently said eSports "is not a…
This from the head of the network that streamed DOTA 2's 10 million dollar The International championship. OK then.
This weekend, ESPN2 aired a preview for the grand finals of Dota 2's The International, the 10 million-dollar tournament for the very popular video game. The move is kind of a big deal—arguably, it grants competitive gaming more mainstream legitimacy. But not everyone was happy to see Dota 2 on ESPN.
The International Dota 2 Championship that kicks off later this week will be streamed on ESPN3, Valve just announced. A special pre-show event "previewing the final match" will air on ESPN2 Sunday night at 8:30 PM Pacific Time.
Video game-style intros for Memphis vs. Chicago on ESPN.
Yesterday we showed you what you can entertain yourself with in between play sessions on the PS4. Now, it's the Xbox One's turn.
ESPN's E:60 newsmagazine ran an evergreen feature last night on the history of sports video games and, while largely a collection of celebrities' memories, it did feature, at long last, a mea culpa of sorts for Shaq Fu, widely regarded as one of the worst video games of all time.
This is a look at Madden NFL 25 on the Xbox One and I won't lie, it's not a good look at all. It takes a trained eye to watch this video—an aborted promotion with ESPN's YouTube channel—and spot actual differences between next-gen Madden NFL 25 and Madden 25 on the Xbox 360. Can you find them?
Mike Tyson never beating Glass Joe is one thing. He's the first opponent in the boxer's titular Punch-Out!!, so this means Iron Mike played the game once or twice, gave up, and went back to tending pigeons in his spare time. But not being able to defeat King Hippo is a different brand of shame.
ESPN brought in Tim Kitzrow, the boom-shakalaka announcer of NBA Jam, to call this package of college and pro dunks.
Competitive gaming has millions of fans. Its biggest stars earn six-figure salaries. Yet it's nowhere to be found on American television. You may happen upon bowling, lumberjack contests, or even rock-paper-scissors while channel surfing, but nary a match of StarCraft or League of Legends.
If you have Xbox Live Gold and a cable provider that offers WatchESPN, you can now watch Monday Night Football on Xbox.
Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward retired after this past season. He's 36. Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez, also the same age, is coming to the end of a hall-of-fame career as a tight end. Emmitt Smith, an extraordinarily tough running back for Dallas, was enshrined at Canton in 2010. "Runnin' the football was awesome," he said,…
In a series of revelatory Tweets spotted by Operation Sports yesterday, Hal Chapman Wingo III, better known as "Trey," the host of ESPN's NFL Live studio show, said he would be appearing in Madden NFL 13.