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Friday, June 5, 2020

Anyone catch the video game competition on ESPN2?

If you were looking to catch a late-night airing of SportsCenter on ESPN2 Sunday night, you were out of luck. But if you wanted to see gamers battling it out in “Heroes of the Storm,” the World Wide Leader had you covered.

ESPN2 showed live coverage of college students playing the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. As Kotaku noted, the stakes for the “Heroes of the Storm” tournament were actually pretty high, as the winning team earned full scholarships for the remainder of their time in college.

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Twitter mentions for “ESPN2” went berserk Sunday night into early Monday morning. Some people were outraged while others were thrilled.

Judging by all the buzz the video game tournament created, ESPN2 must have received some pretty high ratings. This may not be a one-time thing.

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