Yahoo Esports will cover tournaments featuring League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, Street Fighter V, Counter-Strike: GO and more

Not long after media giant ESPN announced plans to get into Esports in a big way, Yahoo has now followed them with a new dedicated Esports channel. Yahoo Esports is going to be according to their announcement, a “new premier destination for delivering professional Esports coverage across major games and events.”

Yahoo Esports will cover live tournaments, news and statistics, much like other sports, Yahoo said.

“We’re approaching our coverage of eSports with the same tenacity and professionalism we always have with Yahoo Sports, News and Finance,” Bob Condor, vice president of Yahoo Sports Media, said in a statement. “Coupled with our experience in building great products, we’ve gone out and assembled an experienced and innovative content team that will cover esports from every angle.”

Yahoo Esports seizes on the exploding popularity of competitive video gaming.

Already, ESPN has expanded its eSports coverage and Santa Monica’s Activision Blizzard paid a reported $46 million for eSports tournament organiser Major League Gaming