• ESPN Looking to Expand Competitive Gaming Programming

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    While the fighting game community stopped in its tracks earlier this month to watch Evo 2014, another major video game tournament was going on at the same time a couple hundred miles to the north. That tournament was the fourth annual DOTA 2 International tournament (TI4 f...

  • DOTA 2 International 2014 will broadcast by ESPN

    Gaming Enthusiast - - 7 readers - Valve has revealed that the entire four day event, the International 2014, will be broadcast on ESPN’s channels. The competition itself will be shown on ESPN3, with an exclusive preview of the final match to be shown on ESPN...

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  • ESPN Looking to Expand Competitive Gaming Programming

    … pool and the coverage it received from the worldwide leader in sports, ESPN. According to The Daily Dot, ESPN was pleased with how their first serious foray into competitive gaming went. Pleased enough, in fact, that the network is looking to expand its presence in the scene. “ESPN have seen enough recent successes with esports and are about…

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  • DOTA 2 International 2014 will broadcast by ESPN

    … means it can be seen on smartphones and tablets, Xbox, AppleTV, Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV. Even if you’re not a fan of DOTA 2, it’s a big step forward for eSports, and gaming, as a whole. The post DOTA 2 International 2014 will broadcast by ESPN appeared first on Gaming Enthusiast. …

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