eSports coverage is getting its own category in the Sports Emmys

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced it’s adding a category for eSports coverage to the Sports Emmys.

  • “Outstanding eSports Coverage” will be the first category to recognize eSports productions as their own entity.
  • The first honor in this category will be given out in May 2020 at the 41st Sports Emmy Awards ceremony in New York.
  • Adding the category marks the rising trend in both eSports and broadcast productions surrounding them.
  • It’s important to note that the Sports Emmys are distinct from the national Emmy category