"Esports" vs. "eSports"
ESPN has just announced their latest vertical for coverage: competitive video games. As of today, the channel has announced "ESPN Esports," as well as the hiring of Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger as a writer and Darin Kwilinski as an editor.Read More
Or exactly what you'd expect to happen in Liam Neeson's classroom.
Class is pain 101. Your instructor's Liam Neeson.Read More
Nerds and jocks can finally agree.
We've previously reported on those in the broadcast sports field being willfully oblivious to the fact that eSports is a huge industry, and rest assured, it's still happening. ESPN Radio show host Colin Cowherd reacted to seeing a Heroes of the Storm tournament on ESPN2 by promising—I mean, er, threatening. Yeah—to quit if he were ever forced to cover eSports.. aside from angry rants, I guess.Read More
"I say 'piffle!'"
ESPN and The Muppets released these videos starring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Statler and Waldorf, and Bunsen and Beaker to encourage us to take part in the ESPN Tournament Challenge.Read More
Ant-Man Teaser To Air During Agent Carter, And A New Age of Ultron Trailer Will Air On ESPN?? Because Sports???
You know how we feel about trailers for trailers around here (hint: it's not amazing), but we couldn't let these one pass us by.Read More
Obviously, he is not a golfer.
ESPN President John Skipper didn't hold back when asked how he felt about Amazon's nearly $1 billion dollar purchase of online video game streaming platform Twitch. He's got some feelings about the legitimacy of eSports and online streaming.Read More
I guess they're taking a break from the important work of stopping people from saying dirty words.
When the Olympus Has Fallen trailer aired last year, you were being subjected to dangerous desensitization to more than just crappy movies: Your innate ability to be
mildly inconvenienced brought to a state of alert by the Emergency Alert System was damaged when networks aired the trailer. But don't worry, the FCC is on it.
The Future Is Now!
Apparently, there was a humongous flaw within ESPN's Fantasy Sports leagues that allowed anyone to force anyone else in any league (including leagues you weren't even in) to drop any player to the waivers, then change the waiver order in their favor to pick up the dropped player before anyone else could, by using an extremely easy process involving URLs. Thankfully, ESPN quickly fixed the issue.Read More
You may remember that the Ole Miss Rebels are looking for a new on-field mascot. And the reason you might remember this may well be that for a while, one of the most widely-supported choices was none other than Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar. Sadly, that ship has sailed (this lists the final five choices as “a land shark, a bear, a horse, a lion or two characters named Hotty and Toddy”), but now the Ackbar campaign lives on through what appears to be a universally-loved ESPN commercial from last night – and it’s not hard to see why. >>>Check it out at SportsGrid.Read More
The long-rumored potential deal between ESPN and Microsoft’s XBox 360 to stream sporting events on the console is official.
The deal will bring 3500 sporting events to the XBox (with most in HD), accessible live or on demand. The feature offers extras like instant fan polling and trivia questions during games if desired. Plus, if you’re an XBox Live gold subscriber (about $50/year), you’ll get this feature at no additional cost.
Read more at SportsGrid.Read More