Yahoo to come up with Yahoo Esports focusing on covering online gaming
Yahoo is all set to launch eSports news and video site reports Variety. The all new Yahoo Esports will focus on covering online gaming, an industry that last year had a global audience over 226 million people .
Initially the company is focusing on five titles: Riot Games’ “League of Legends”; Blizzard Entertainment’s “Heroes of the Storm”; Valve’s “Counter-¬Strike: Global Offensive” and “Dota 2”; and Capcom’s “Street Fighter V.”, gradually the site is in plans to include original video content, live tournaments, interviews with players as well as in-¬depth features.
In addition it will provide fans with information such as stats and player rankings, similar to information already provided by Yahoo on sports such as the NFL and NBA, as well as enabling them to communicate with each other using a live chat feature.
VP of Yahoo Sports Media, Bob Condor on the launch said, “We want to be the premiere destination for eSports, for those fans and communities. I make no pretensions that coming out of launch we will be that site. It’s critical to understand what fans want for each of these games… I think we’ll see how they respond to what we do as opposed to what any competitor does.”