theScore Launches ‘eSports’ Coverage App, iOS Version Coming Soon

Toronto-based theScore has launched a dedicated mobile app for eSports today for Android, with plans for an iOS version coming soon. According to the company, “the first major sports media company to launch a dedicated mobile app for eSports.”

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Right now, the game will offer news and live scoring coverage of the following games: 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.

According to eMarketer, eSports is gaining in popularity, with current fan bases comparable to major sports leagues. John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore said in a statement:

“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.”

Coverage of eSports will have a dedicated team of writers and editors including senior reporter Rod Breslau.

If you’re a fan of eSports, this looks like the app to get right now. The iOS version is coming soon, so stay tuned.