Street Fighter V fans take note: ESPN is going to air the finals of the Street Fighter 5 world championship which takes place from July 15th to July 17th. The finals will take place on the last day of the championship, they will be aired on ESPN2 and will also be available for streaming via WatchESPN. The sports network has gradually been opening up to competitive gaming and this is just another sign of ESPN embracing the future.
E-sports gaming competition are becoming a big deal with millions of people tuning in to watch the championships. Titles that have made a name for them in this area include Riot Games’ League of Legends and Valve’s Dota 2.
ESPN has already aired events like Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm tournament and also aired Dota 2’s The International which had the highest prize pool of any e-sports event with more than $18 million up for grabs.
It’s clear that the sports network sees where this is headed and it doesn’t want to be left out. Fans of the Street Fighter franchise will appreciate that the network has decided to air the Street Fighter V world championship finals which take place at the Evolution Championship Series in Las Vegas.