• Inside ESPN's exit from dedicated esports coverage and what it means for media

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here. When live sports paused in March, sports-media outlets like ESPN looked to esports to fill some of the gaps. The network covered championships, livestreaming contests on Twitch, and expanded into general gaming coverage. So, some ESPN staffers were shocked when they were told earlier this month that the company was shutting down its esports division, as a part of a broader round of layoffs. My colleagues Dan Whateley and...
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