SiriusXM launching a daily eSports show

first_imgSiriusXM launching a daily eSports showYet another mainstream media company is getting into the world of eSports coverageJames BrightmanFriday 8th April 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareeSports is red hot right now. While many competitions are broadcast on Twitch, big media players are quickly hopping on board the eSports train. We’ve already seen ESPN and Yahoo get involved this year, and today leading satellite radio company SiriusXM announced its entry into competitive gaming with a daily eSports show.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games SiriusXM has teamed with IGN to launch IGN eSports Today, debuting on April 11 and airing live every weekday (7:00-8:00 pm ET) on the SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio channel. The show will be hosted by IGN’s Kevin Knocke, and will take live calls from gamers as well as cover major competitions featuring League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Street Fighter V, Call of Duty and more. “There are hundreds of millions of gamers in North America and as the world of eSports continues to grow by leaps and bounds, so too grows the appetite for the kind of insight and advice that can give a player a competitive edge,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “We are very excited to team up with IGN to give gamers, nationwide, a truly interactive forum on SiriusXM, a place where they can call in and get valued info and advice from true experts to help them get a leg up on the competition. We’re looking forward to making IGN eSports Today a must-listen show for the gaming community.””IGN is thrilled by this unique opportunity to create a live-format, satellite radio show on SiriusXM and its Bleacher Report Radio channel,” said Fran Mirabella III, IGN’s VP of Video. “Combined with IGN’s massive global presence, non-stop video coverage, and leading social network, we’ll be reaching eSports fans everywhere they are. Kevin Knocke has covered eSports for over half a decade and is the perfect host for the job. He’s passionate to speak out on the big issues for the community, and has all the right connections. It’s going to be an awesome resource for fans.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision no longer working with Call of Duty actor after hateful sexist commentsA video resurfaced on social media showing Jeff Leach making offensive, sexual and threatening remarks targeting women By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoHow Women in Gaming survived its publisher’s demiseMeagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launchBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more