TheScore today launched a dedicated mobile app for e-sports.
TheScore eSports combines mobile-first breaking news, live scores, stats, push alerts and links to video highlights and streams from across the world of e-sports and competitive videogaming.
Available to download from Google Play, theScore eSports delivers breaking news and live scoring coverage of League of Legends (Korean, North American, European and Chinese leagues) as well as real-time news coverage of Dota 2, Counter-Strike: GO, Call of Duty, StarCraft II and Hearthstone. Coverage of more games and regions will be added soon.
The popularity of e-sports continues to show explosive growth, with its fan base now comparable to that of mainstream sports leagues. It is estimated that more than 71 million people now watch e-sports around the world, with viewing figures of competitive e-sports contests now surpassing those of some major traditional sporting events. By 2018, total e-sports viewing hours are forecast to reach 6.6 billion worldwide.
“The many millions of eSports fans worldwide deserve a first-class, professionally supported mobile app, and that’s exactly what theScore eSports gives them,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore. “In our view, eSports should be treated as a fully-fledged sport and theScore eSports mirrors the same dedicated mobile-first approach we’ve taken with our flagship mobile sports platform ‘theScore’ by combining the core foundations that run through our company – a best-in-class development team working in tandem with an industry-leading mobile newsroom.”