19 May 2016, USA :
Yahoo Esports is setting out to be the “premiere destination” for esports content, covering syndications, scoreboards, video interviews, highlights, and livestreams of matches. While the iPhone version is largely the same as the existing web and Android apps, it does come with one unique feature: reminders. Users will be able to set alerts for themselves and receive push notifications when a match is about to begin.
Yahoo Esports is the home for real-time tournament broadcast coverage, breaking news, highlights, and league scores for all your favorite games.
You can instantly watch video highlights, get expert commentary, tournament analysis, competitive strategy, alerts and live scoring for every match. If it affects the game, we’re on it and bringing it to you first! Features include:
-1080p access to live & recorded video of top games, players and events. -Follow every update from all your favorite MOBAs, shooters, and fighting games. -Accurate, up-to-date stats for League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: GO, Heroes of the Storm, and Street Fighter V. -Push notifications and alerts to keep up on all the action!
In 2016 alone, it’s estimated that esports will drive $325 million in sponsorship and advertising spending from brands seeking the attention of the young gaming demographic. And this is why Yahoo has jumped on the bandwagon despite its troubles elsewhere — esports offer a potentially lucrative opportunity to boost its revenues in the short- and medium-term. It also adds to Yahoo’s existing sports coverage, along with fantasy sports.