Announced at The Game Awards, hosted by Geoff Keighley, eSports will soon be reaching outside of the traditional internet box.

As part of the presentation of Shaq Fu, Shaquille O’Neal put forward possibly the most resounding pieces of new of the evening. Despite a rash of amazing awards having been given away, the announcement of non-traditional sports making their way to live TV is a game-changer. TBS will soon be showing eSports on their regularly scheduled Friday programming, along side their existing Thursday NBA offerings. Showcasing League of Legends, Call of Duty and other professional sports, the world will soon see how large professional gaming, making a huge transition from the “non-traditional” to standard.

Professional eSports have long been a mentally intense task and it’s time that the world knows what it takes to be a professional gamer. To see the official announcement, head over to our live announcement coverage from The Game Awards and move ahead to the 8 minute mark to see the full Shaq-fest and head over to for more details.