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Drone Racing: ESPN’s Newest Televised Sport

September 19th, 2016 at 6:17 am » Comments Off

  First there was poker. Then there was the spelling bee, Scrabble and the recent emergence of e-sports. Now ESPN is betting that speeding drones will be the next noncontact “sport” to find a mass audience. The Drone Racing League announced on Wednesday that it had signed deals to broadcast a 10-episode season on ESPN […]



Vail Resorts uses EpicMix app to offer crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts

August 17th, 2015 at 8:27 pm » Comments Off

Vail Resorts is trying something different on its ski slopes this winter. The resort has updated its EpicMix smartphone app to offer its crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts. The app will collect data from the RFID-enabled season passes skiers carry at the resort. It’s one of the most ambitious efforts yet to bring […]



Pro gamer on the difference between playing in the US and Korea

May 21st, 2015 at 5:09 pm » Comments Off

Professional gaming has yet to break through to mainstream American culture, despite its online popularity.  It has a tiny fan base compared to sports like football or basketball.  In the mecca of pro gaming – Korea - it’s a totally different story.  



Five ways e-sports are like other sports

May 11th, 2015 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

ESPN caused a little controversy over it’s decision to air its first e-sports tournament, a.k.a, people playing video games professionally — on ESPN 2 earlier this month.  



Struggling to hook kids, baseball risks losing fans to other sports

April 10th, 2015 at 10:39 pm » Comments Off

  Rob Albericci saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster, and the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty.  



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