Esports go prime time this weekend, and that’s big news for stock-market investors

Someday, we’ll look back on this summer as a turning point in the world of entertainment and how to invest in the sector.

That’s because this weekend marks the first time a live esports videogame competition makes it to a major network’s prime-time slot.

The championship playoffs this Friday and Saturday of a professional esports franchise called the Overwatch League is being aired by ESPN, part of Walt Disney DIS, -0.78% from the sold-out 20,00-seat-Barclays Center in Brooklyn (ESPN on Friday and ESPN3 on Saturday, with a later re-airing on Saturday on ESPN2). Highlights will run July 29 on Disney’s ABC network.

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