Video games are a legitimate sport these days. And why not? It takes real talent to compete in today’s games. Street Fighter V fans will love this.
ESPN is going to air the finals of the Street Fighter 5 world championship which takes place from July 15th to July 17th. When ESPN gets involved, you know you have a legitimate championship.
The finals will take place on the last day of the championship, they will be aired on ESPN2 and will also be available to stream via WatchESPN. The sports network has gradually been opening up to competitive gaming and this is just another sign of ESPN embracing the future. It’s about time too.
E-sports gaming competitions are becoming a big deal with millions of people tuning in to watch. Titles that have made a name for them in this area include Riot Games’ League of Legends and Valve’s Dota 2.
ESPN has already aired events like Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm tournament and also aired Dota 2’s The International which had the highest prize pool of any e-sports event with over $18 million up for grabs. That is some big money. ESPN would be stupid not to get more involved. And so fans of the Street Fighter franchise will appreciate that the network will air the Street Fighter V world championship finals which take place at the Evolution Championship Series in Las Vegas. It should be a great event.
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