SiriusXM and IGN, the leading Internet media company focused on video games and entertainment, today announced they are teaming up to produce a new daily esports satellite radio show dedicated to the fast-growing world of competitive gaming.
IGN Esports Today will debut on Monday, April 11 and air live every weekday (7:00-8:00 pm ET) on the SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio channel. SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on satellite radios (channel 83) and the SiriusXM app.
Hosted by IGN’s Kevin Knocke, IGN Esports Today will give gamers the opportunity to call in on a live show that provides up-to-the-moment news and analysis. The show will also tackle the industry’s marquee competitions featuring League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Street Fighter V, Call of Duty and more.
Listeners will get insight and advice from notable esports competitors that will help them improve their skill whether they compete in small groups or large events. Knocke will also interview other special celebrity guests who share a passion for esports.
“There are hundreds of millions of gamers in North America and as the world of esports continues to grow by leaps and bounds, so too grows the appetite for the kind of insight and advice that can give a player a competitive edge,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “We are very excited to team up with IGN to give gamers, nationwide, a truly interactive forum on SiriusXM, a place where they can call in and get valued info and advice from true experts to help them get a leg up on the competition. We’re looking forward to making IGN Esports Today a must-listen show for the gaming community.”
“IGN is thrilled by this unique opportunity to create a live-format, satellite radio show on SiriusXM and its Bleacher Report Radio channel,” said Fran Mirabella III, IGN’s VP of Video. “Combined with IGN’s massive global presence, non-stop video coverage, and leading social network, we’ll be reaching esports fans everywhere they are. Kevin Knocke has covered esports for over half a decade and is the perfect host for the job. He’s passionate to speak out on the big issues for the community, and has all the right connections. It’s going to be an awesome resource for fans.”
Follow and interact with IGN Esports Today on Twitter @SiriusXMesports.