Yahoo launches dedicated eSports platform

Internet company Yahoo has launched a new service dedicated to coverage of major eSports events around the world.

Yahoo Esports, which will launch under the Yahoo Sports umbrella, will focus on five titles: ‘League of Legends’, ‘Heroes of the Storm’, ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’, ‘Dota 2’ and ‘Street Fighter V’. Further titles will be added over time.

The service will offer live coverage of events as well as additional video content such as interviews and feature pieces.

Users can also access a range of editorial content and a live chat feature that will allow fans to connect and communicate with other supporters around the world.

Bob Condor, vice-president of Yahoo Sports Media, said: “We’re approaching our coverage of eSports with the same tenacity and professionalism we always have with Yahoo Sports, News and Finance.”