Chris Higgins . Business . Monday 7th March 2016 . 12:43
Yahoo! has launched their long-rumoured eSports news division this week after bringing in Gamespot’s Travis Gafford to head the section.
Gafford previously lead much of the League of Legends reportage for Gamespot, along with weekly talkshows on the game’s eSports community.
The site has also employed CS:GO and Heroes of the Storm reporter Dylan Walker as part of the startup staff, with both reportedly on six-month contracts.
The small skeleton crew on an existing news and sports site is reminiscent of ESPN’s hiring of Rod Breslau and Tyler “Fionn” Erzberger for their recently launched eSports section.
“We’re approaching our coverage of eSports with the same tenacity and professionalism we always have with Yahoo Sports, News and Finance,” stated Yahoo Sports Media VP Bob Condor in a press release announcing the launch.
The site’s main feed also appears to pull through and aggregate content from other sites such as The Verge and International Business Times.