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Ex-Gawker Media Editors to Run Univision’s Foray Into E-Sports

  • Deadspin, Kotaku to jointly edit site on competitive gaming
  • Gillette-sponsored website may also host e-sports tournament
Fans cheer on the Sk Telecom team during the League of Legends World Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 29, 2016.

Fans cheer on the Sk Telecom team during the League of Legends World Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 29, 2016.

Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

Univision’s Fusion Media Group introduced a website dedicated to covering e-sports, its first new media property since buying bankrupt Gawker Media LLC last year.

Editors of the sports website Deadspin and gaming-themed Kotaku will run the new publication, called Compete, starting with two full-time writers who will cover the news and culture of competitive video-gaming. Gillette, the razor maker owned by Procter & Gamble Co., will be the sole advertiser for the first six months.