ESPN made a splash, as I wrote about at the time, when it announced it would launch a dedicated esports section to host reports covering top tier games. Announcing the vertical alongside widely recognized talent in the form of Fionn and Slasher as well as other respected community figures.
This afternoon, The Daily Dot reported that Yahoo will begin its own esports coverage. While the major names behind the section have not been disclosed to The Daily Dot, a vague overview of the staff’s contracts was leaked.
Many of the writer staff will be on full-time six month contracts, with the possibility to extend if the section does well, sources close to Yahoo tell the Daily Dot.
With no comment at this point, it’s time to wonder what Yahoo is waiting for–or even if they won’t formally announce at all.
It’d be interesting (not to mention it’d be a nice change of pace) if they skipped handing over content to competitors, as ground breaking and important as press-covering-press process stories are (sarcasm sarcasm sarcasm), and just have their reported put their heads down and begin working hard on producing quality content.
But, real talk: this is Yahoo. The last hip thing they did was buy out Tumblr.