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Competitive gaming is getting a boost Sky announces

Competitive gaming is getting a boost as Sky announces it will broadcast its first eSports event on Sky 2.

eSports is already big news and it's getting bigger, Sky has announced it's showing highlights of the prestigious Intel Extreme Masters tournament on the Sky 2 channel last night (March 7).

Those of you who think there's no future in people watching other people play games might want to take note of the prize fund pot on offer: $500,000 (£355,000).

The tournament, which involves games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends, is going to last five days. Around 100,000 fans will be in attendance with the global television audience expected to stretch into the millions.

UK viewers have previously seen some eSports coverage on the now online-only BBC Three, but not a lot. In the US, ESPN has just launched its own eSports vertical.

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Date: 9th March 2016
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