ESPN to Air eSPORTS Coverage on July 17

eSPORTS is a legitimate sport, in my opinion. It may not stimulate a ton of cardio, but it's a sport unto itself and there are millions of people worldwide who agree. In North America, the masses are a little more resistant to this "sport", but ESPN is starting to recognize it and will be airing 18 hours of coverage on July 17. It is a long ways from becoming super mainstream, but it's a start.

The programming block will start at 10 AM ET with re-airings of past matches such as the Madden NFL 2016 championship, and both the 2015 and 2016 Heroes of the Dorm: Championships. This will all lead up to the much anticipated 2016 Street Fighter V EVO World Championship final in Las Vegas, airing at 10 PM ET on ESPN2. Don't worry cord cutters, all programs will also be available to stream via WatchESPN.

Source: Engadget