After ESPN, Yahoo Is Now Getting Into Esports

Yahoo Esports will cover League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, Street Fighter V, Counter-Strike: GO and more.


Not long after media giant ESPN announced plans to get into Esports in a big way, Yahoo has now done something similar. The company today announced the formation of Yahoo Esports, which it's calling a "new premier destination for delivering professional Esports coverage across major games and events."

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The site's editorial staff will create "unique video content" around major Esports tournaments, while they will also produce "marquee interviews and in-depth features." The Yahoo Esports site itself will also host event calendars, player rankings, and other relevant statistics and information.

Yahoo Esports has hired Andrea Rene, Travis Gafford (Ed note: Gafford formerly worked at GameSpot), and Taylor Cocke for its weekly League of Legends coverage, while Dylan Walker will provide breakdowns of Heroes of the Storm and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The site also plans to cover games such as Dota 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Street Fighter V, with more titles added to the mix in time.

"We're approaching our coverage of Esports with the same tenacity and professionalism we always have with Yahoo Sports, News, and Finance," Yahoo executive Bob Condor said in a statement. "Coupled with our experience in building great products, we've gone out and assembled an experienced and innovative content team that will cover Esports from every angle."

An overview video for Yahoo Esports is available below.

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