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ESL eSports makes cable TV debut on Disney XD

From Engadget - July 17, 2017

Though the shows are appearing in a very nichey spot on Disney XD, their arrival heralds a mainstream breakthrough for eSports. The D|XP programming spot is aimed at students on summer break, showcasing not just eSports but "games, publishers, events and prominent personalities across the gaming landscape," ESL said in a news release.

Disney will also broadcast the EVO 2017 fighting game championship finals for Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros. on ESPN2 and Disney XD.The network recently aired its many of its own-branded games at D23 on the web (its D23 site, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook), including Kingdom Hearts III, Insomniac's Spider-Man and Star Wars: Battlefront II.

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