ESPN Reportedly Looking to "Double Down" on Esports Coverage After Successful Dota 2 Broadcast

By Thomas Luke

July 29, 2014

The ESPN are delighted with the response to their broadcast of the Dota 2 International tournament, the Daily Dot has reported.

A source close to ESPN has reportedly said that a special documentary about The International broadcast on cable company ESPN 2 brought in figures which exceeded expectations for the company. For ESPN, the numbers have “cemented the view that the time is right” to move into eSports broadcasting.

At the moment, ESPN is looking to move in on other eSports tournaments, with Call of Duty the main focus. Other titles are being considered, although which games they intend to cover is still unknown.

They are in advanced talks to bring [Call of Duty] to both ESPN web properties as well as their TV stations, and they are in the preliminary stages of looking at other games.

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