Yahoo Esports and ESL, formerly known as Electronic Sports League, are uniting to become the planet’s largest distributor of competitive video gaming content.
Based in Cologne, Germany, ESL is one of the oldest eSports companies still in operation. ESL is behind many of eSports’ most notable tournaments including “Dota 2,” “Call of Duty World League,” and “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).”
The International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will both harness, and help further, the growth of esports initiatives in the gaming industry with the formation of its new esports lab.
A course taught by director Robert Rippee will incentivize students to design solutions to business challenges in the esports field, such as the development and implementation of competitive esports events that attract millennials to the gaming space.