EA Enters eSports
EA is well-known for their sports video games such as FIFA and Madden and also publish titles such as Battlefield and the recently updated Star Wars Battlefront. The sports titles have large populations on console, while the shooters are popular on both console and PC. Currently, PC games dominate the eSports scene, with titles such as League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive leading the way. Popular console eSports include Call of Duty and Halo, which have both been revamped with greater prize pools and more publisher support for the coming year.
A Star Wars Battlefront tournament was hosted by Twitch at MLG Arena a week after release. According to Forbes, EA has plans to broadcast events themselves in the future.