Esports are increasingly getting airtime on TV channels, and the 2017 EVO fighting game tournament is the next step. ESPN announced recently that the Street Fighter V finals at the tournament will be broadcast live on ESPN 2.
Esports is on the rise. Earlier today, we reported that ESPN is getting really serious about esports with its own division. Now, Halo 5: Guardians is on its way to Aspen for this year's X Games.
The prize pool for the Halo Championship Series, the official eSports league dedicated exclusively to the popular sci-fi shooter franchise, has doubled the prize pool for its Season 1 finals from $50,000 to $100,000, developer 343 Industries has announced.