Yahoo launches eSports arena to win videogame fans

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  • Thursday, 03 Mar 2016

epa05118587 Computers set up and waiting to be played at the computer game festival 'DreamHack' in Leipzig, Germany, 22 January 2016. The Leipziger Messe is hosting the eSports event for the first time, modeled on the Swedish archetype, the event runs from 22 until 24 January 2016. The premiere of DreamHack eSports tournament will see the international professional teams from more than 20 countries competing in strategy and sports games such as Counterstrike, Starcraft II and FIFA for a six-figure prize money. The audience can follow these tournaments on big screens. Leipzig is to become an annual event DreamHack offshoot take place for the German-speaking countries. EPA/JAN WOITAS

SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo launched an online arena for eSports in a challenge to venues hosted by YouTube and Amazon-owned Twitch. 

Yahoo Esports will feature live tournaments, commentary, features, interviews and more tailored for the booming trend of videogames as spectator sports. 

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