ESPN’s newest esports project – the EXP series
For many, it’s still an odd concept to see esports on mainstream television, but since several channels have partnered with official esports organisations, game publishers and more, it’s not all that surprising to see esports games on the TV schedule – in the case of ESPN, there are even special events! Wednesday, the company announced a new gaming series called EXP.
It will feature ESPN-owned events like the first ever Collegiate Esports Championship that kicked off in May. By collaborating with Apex Legends publisher EA, ESPN will continue the EXP series at two additional events this summer.
These two events are the 2019 ESPYS and X Games Minneapolis 2019. As for future events – they will feature a colorful mix of pro, collegiate and pro-am formats, and in addition to Apex Legends, they will feature other games, genres and more. If you want to watch these events live, well, they will of course be available on ESPN platforms, as well as a delayed version that will see highlights and key moments with commentary on ESPN and AB channels.
The first of the upcoming two events will be a Pro-Am Apex Legends competition that will bring together celebrities, influencers and athletes in LA during ESPYS week beginning on July 11th. The second event at X Minneapolis will take place between August 1st and August 4th in, unsurprisingly, Minneapolis, at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Now, if you want to participate in these events you can – from June 12th to 22nd, ESPN gives fans the chance to win a spot at these tournaments by donating for a chance to with the ESPYS Sweepstakes. This would let a lucky winner play alongside pros, influencers and celebs as well as, of course, letting them attend the ESPYS!