Tuesday, June 30, 2015

YC-Backed Instant eSports Is ESPN for Competitive Gaming

The worldwide eSports market has now reached 143 million viewers, but there is still no easy way to get up-to-date information on these competitive video game tournaments, which include games like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike.

Part of the Summer YC 2015 class, Instant eSports is building a mobile platform that displays news, scores, and schedules from the most popular competitive gaming leagues around the world.

The app pulls information from a variety of sources, including each league’s website, Steam APIs, and multiple eSports blogs across the web. Rick Ling, co-founder of Instant eSports, said that most eSports sites produce fewer than 10 original articles a week. By combining all of these sites into a single newsfeed, the company can give eSports fans a news source far better than any traditional news site, says Ling.

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