If you need proof that eSports is a real sport, then this story should provide the conclusive and irrefutable proof you need. Valve's The International Dota 2 Championships will be broadcast live via ESPN.
Valve Software has inked a deal with the popular sports cable network to broadcast the Seattle-based tournament live on ESPN3. The network will also air an exclusive program previewing the final match on EPSN2 on Sunday, July 20, at 8:30pm PST.
All of this programming will be available on cable and online via the WatchESPN service on the web and through the WatchESPN app for smart devices, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
The International Dota 2 championship takes place at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington this weekend, July 18-22.
Teams will compete for a share of more than $10 million at the event.