The British Broadcasting Corporation has officially announced that it will be live streaming coverage of eSports for the first time ever, starting with this year’s $2.13 million League of Legends World Championship. This is yet another exciting step for eSports within the mainstream world of televised sports and competitions.According to the BBC, the United Kingdom broadcaster will be streaming “highlights of the quarter-finals” on the BBC Three website. The quarterfinals will be held at The SSE Arena, Wembley; do not be confused with Wembley Stadium–home to the England national football team. The quarterfinals are taking place from Oct. 15-18. Riot Games’ world championship quarterfinals will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s very own DJ, Devin “Dev” Griffin; gamescasters James “Stress” O’Leary and Leigh “Deman” Smith, who will be providing commentary; and Live Presenter Julia Hardy, who will be providing live interviews with the teams and fans at the venue.
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