As eSports moves further into the mainstream, the BBC has announced it will provide an online stream of the League of Legends World Championship. BBC Three will provide live coverage of the championship's quarter finals beginning October 15 and the coverage will last for four days.
To provide commentary while the matches are taking place, the BBC has brought in casters Leigh "Deman" Smith and James "Stress" O'Leary.
The BBC says it will be covering the tournament in the same style as any other live sports event. It will use a combination of "live video, prerecorded video, text, audio, and social commentary."
Of all the competitive video games, League of Legends is more popular than pretty much any of them. It has 70 million monthly players and 27 million daily players.