Tag: eSports

Overwatch League Now Has Very Own Official Beer Sponsor

The 'Overwatch' League now has an official beer sponsor. This is courtesy of a newly signed partnership with beverage maker AB InBev for the Bud Light beer brand.

Video Games April 30, 2019

Sony Just Filed A Patent For Watching Live eSports Via PlayStation VR Like You’re Actually There

Watching eSports could soon be a more dynamic experience for Sony PlayStation VR owners, as detailed in two patents. The problem is, patents don’t always become real products or features.

Video Games April 15, 2019

Drake Wants In On Esports With Players' Lounge Investment

Players' Lounge has raised a total of $3 million in funding as it partners with Drake and other investors of Silicon Valley. The Esports betting start-up hosts hit games such as 'Fortnite', 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate', 'Apex Legends', and more.

Video Games April 1, 2019

Valve Launches Twitch Competitor Steam TV: Everything You Need To Know

Valve is set to release a new streaming service that could potentially be the biggest rival of Twitch. The Steam TV launch is expected to coincide with The International tournament, one of the biggest eSports competitions in the world.

Video Games August 18, 2018

PUBG Mobile Celebrates 100 Million Downloads With Two Massive eSports Events

'PUBG Mobile' has just hit 100 million downloads on App Store and Google Play. To commemorate this milestone, Tencent Games is organizing two big eSports events named the Player Well Known Invitational and Player Well Known Championship.

Video Games August 17, 2018

Epic Is Investing $100M To Drive Interest For 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Esports Tournaments

Epic is investing $100 million to make 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' a player in the esports arena. It will be offering that amount of prize money in tournaments throughout the year.

Video Games May 21, 2018

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4: What We Know So Far

The official Community Reveal for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' is scheduled for May 17, but new information continues to drop for the sequel. Rumors suggest that the upcoming title will be eSports-ready and might include a battle royale multiplayer mode.

Video Games May 5, 2018

'Fortnite' Players Can Now Get An eSports Scholarship At Ohio University: How It Works

Ohio's Ashland University will be the first U.S. college to offer up to $4,000 scholarships for 'Fortnite Battle Royale.' Tryouts will start in the fall, so here's what you need to know.

Video Games April 22, 2018

Overwatch League Player Suspended For Alleged Sexual Misconduct With 14-Year-Old Fan

The Overwatch League has issued an indefinite suspension against Boston Uprising player Jonathan 'DreamKazper' Sanchez over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old fan. Nothing has been confirmed, but the evidence against Sanchez appears to be too incriminating to ignore.

Video Games April 9, 2018

SpyParty To Be Available On Steam Early Access On April 12

After almost a decade in development, 'SpyParty' confirmed its availability on Steam Early Access next week. The 1v1 espionage game will feature six new maps and a brand new tutorial mode voiced by Chris Hecker, the game developer himself.

Video Games April 3, 2018

PUBG 2018 Roadmap Revealed: New Maps, Game Modes, Emotes, And More

Brendan Greene published the 2018 roadmap for 'PUBG.' The game is slated to receive a number of upgrades within the year such as better animations, new vehicles, and other improvements.

Video Games March 9, 2018

Overwatch League Pro Suspended For Homophobic Slur: 'Overwatch' Toxic Problem Back In Spotlight

Overwatch League player Felix 'xQc' Lengyel of the Dallas Fuel was suspended for launching a homophobic slur against Austin 'Muma' Wilmot of the Houston Outlaws. The incident brings the spotlight back on the toxicity of 'Overwatch.'

Video Games January 22, 2018

Google Invests In China With Entrance Into eSports Streaming

Google's new plan regarding China has nothing to do with the search engine. It will be investing in the Chinese eSports streaming platform, Chushou.

Business Tech January 7, 2018

The 12 Teams Of Overwatch League Are Locked In: Season 1 Action Starts In January

The last three teams have joined the Overwatch League roster to take the total count to 12 teams. The preseason will start in December, and the inaugural season will officially launch in January.

Video Games September 21, 2017

Video Games At The Paris Olympics? eSports May Be Added As A Medal Event In 2024

There is a possibility that eSports will be added as a medal event in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Paris Olympic bid committee co-president Tony Estanguet believes that eSports is a real sport.

Video Games August 9, 2017

Blizzard Shakes Up The eSports Scene By Unveiling The First Seven Teams For Overwatch League

Blizzard has given us some new details about its upcoming Overwatch League. Read on to find out what it means for the future of eSports.

Video Games July 12, 2017

Should eSports Now Be Considered A Real Sport, Considering The Injury Risk For Collapsed Lungs?

Is eSports a real sport? The debate continues to rage on, but people who dismiss the idea may have to reconsider their thoughts due to the injury risk of collapsed lungs for eSports gamers.

Video Games June 1, 2017

Blizzard To Launch 'Overwatch' Contenders This Summer: How Is It Different From The 'Overwatch' League?

This summer, Blizzard will launch 'Overwatch' Contenders, a developmental league for aspiring 'Overwatch' League professional players. The tournament offers cash prizes, and perhaps more importantly, the chance to be noticed by eSports teams.

Video Games May 23, 2017

Facebook Teams Up With ESL To Bring Esports To The Social Media Platform

As hard as it may be to believe, the esports scene has blown up over the last few years. Now, it looks like Facebook is looking to get in on the action.

Business Tech May 20, 2017

Blizzard Fires Back At 'Overwatch' eSports League Controversy: Is The Franchise Fee For A Team Really $20 Million?

ESPN claimed that Blizzard is struggling to attract teams to join the Overwatch League, primarily because the franchise fee is a whopping $20 million. Blizzard has released a statement to fire back at the controversial report.

Video Games May 12, 2017

The 2022 Asian Games Will Have eSports As A Medal Event: Will The Olympics Be Next?

Competitive video games, or eSports, will be a medal sport for the first time at the 2022 Asian Games in China. With its increasing popularity, will eSports soon be considered for the Olympics?

Video Games April 19, 2017

'Street Fighter V' Leak Reveals Players Who Rage Quit Often Will Be Publicly Shamed With Skull Icon

Rage quitters will now incur a badge indicating their behavior. This public shaming strategy is reportedly going to be instituted so that 'Street Fighter V' provides the best possible gaming experience to ensure its place in the emerging eSports industry.

Video Games December 19, 2016

Capcom Already Planned Out 'Street Fighter V' Support 'As Far As 2020 Or So'

Street Fighter V's producers revealed that Capcom will be supporting the game until 2020 and even beyond. The move is part of the game publisher's goal to dominate the future of eSports.

Video Games November 26, 2016

Amazon Game Studios: New Game 'Breakaway' To Feature Twitch Wager, eSports System

'Breakaway,' a new game from Amazon Game Studios, integrates directly with Twitch and offers several interactive features. The new features include a wager system and a couple of broadcaster, viewer and player tools.

Apps/Software September 30, 2016

'League Of Legends' eSports Future: Riot Games Outlines Plans To Share More Revenue With Pro Teams

Riot Games wants to tap the immense popularity of 'League of Legends' to generate more consistent revenue streams through eSports events. The company has outlined revenue sharing schemes to help launch the strategy.

Video Games September 24, 2016

AMD Ships Out eSports-Ready Desktops With 7th-Generation A-Series Processors

AMD announces that its new 7th generation AMD A-Series APUs have already started shipping out aboard new Lenovo and HP desktop systems. AMD claims that the new APUs offer up to equivalent productivity performance with the Intel i5-6500.

Computers September 6, 2016

Gears Of War 4' Getting Pro League: Microsoft Announces eSports Pro Circuit With $1 Million Prize Pool

Microsoft and The Coalition announced that 'Gears of War 4' is getting its own eSports tournament, and its prizes are nothing to snicker at. The game rolls out in October, with the tourney scheduled to debut soon after.

Video Games August 2, 2016

ELeague Announces $300,000 'Overwatch' Tournament, Finals Airing On TBS

'Overwatch' players from North America and Europe can be on TV, if they’re good enough. ELeague just announced a tournament is taking place in the two regions, and the grand finals will be aired by TBS.

Video Games July 23, 2016

Luck vs. Skill: Is Yogg-Saron Bad For Competitive 'Hearthstone'?

Yogg-Saron, one of the cards from the 'Whispers of the Old Gods' expansion of 'Hearthstone,' heavily utilizes the game's RNG element. Is it bad for competitive matches, or does it capture the spirit of the digital trading card game?

Video Games July 7, 2016

'Overwatch' Pro Players Quit In Shame After They Get Trounced By 17-Year-Old Korean Girl

One 'Overwatch' pro player from Korea is so good that she was reported to Blizzard, and now, two players have quit the game in the controversy's aftermath.

Video Games June 21, 2016

Manchester United Looks To Sign An 'Overwatch' Team: Why This Is A Great Thing For eSports

English soccer club Manchester United is said to be locked in a bidding war to sign up a competitive 'Overwatch' esports team. The move could be considered an odd one, but it is very important to eSports.

Video Games June 12, 2016

'Overwatch Badminton': How To Set Up And Play The Game

'Overwatch' has a new game mode and Blizzard didn't make it. 'Overwatch Badminton' might be the next big eSport game.

Video Games June 9, 2016

SteelSeries Unleashes 'World's First Smart Gaming Mouse' Rival 700

SteelSeries just launched its most impressive gaming mouse to date. The Rival 700 sports an OLED display and tactile alerts.

Computers May 25, 2016

Yahoo Launches New Esports App Dedicated To Competitive Video Game Coverage

Yahoo released a new sporting app for iOS dedicated solely to professional eSport coverage of games like 'League of Legends' and "Street Fighter V.'

Apps/Software May 20, 2016

Move Over, Twitch: Activision Blizzard Takes eSports To Facebook Live

Activision Blizzard is set to bring eSports to Facebook Live in a bid to make it appealing to more people and ultimately get more viewers.

Video Games May 13, 2016

Twitch, Faceit Launch Esports Championship Series With $3.5 Million Prize Money, Financial Support

Twitch and Faceit launched Esports Championship Series (ECS) with prize money of $3.5 million. The second season of the league will also have a development league, which will train new teams and players to grow in the sport.

Video Games April 8, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal And Alex Rodriguez Buy Into Exploding World Of eSports

Reportedly, Shaq, A-Rod and Chicago White Sox star Jimmy Rollins approached NRG Chairman Andy Miller as an investment trio to buy into eSports.

Geek March 18, 2016

Microsoft Dives Deeper Into eSports With Xbox Live Tournaments Program

Microsoft builds an eSports service and toolkit for Xbox Live and Windows 10. This will make it easier for developers - companies and individuals alike - to run both big and small events for competitive, professional gaming.

Video Games March 17, 2016

EVO 2016 Official Lineup Includes 'Street Fighter V' And More

The biggest fighting game tournament around has announced details for EVO 2016.

Geek January 27, 2016

ESPN Jumps Into eSports, Launching ESPN ESports

Although exact plans for the platform haven't been announced, the Worldwide Leader in Sports' eSports division already has its own dedicated website and Twitter account.

Movies/TV Shows January 14, 2016

Turner and WME's New eSports League Holds First-Ever 'Road To Vegas' Championship Live At CES 2016

The OpTic Gaming team took home $35,000, winning its head-to-head competition in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship, which was played out live at the Sands on Thursday.

Gaming January 8, 2016

Activision Blizzard Acquires Major League Gaming: What Does This Mean For Esports?

Major League Gaming took a blow when rival ELS was named the tournament organizer for the 'Call of Duty' World League. A report now claims that Activision Blizzard has acquired MLG for $46 million.

Deals January 4, 2016

EA Announces New eSports Division Helmed By Peter Moore

It's never too late for competitive 'Mass Effect 3' on the big stage, right?

Geek December 10, 2015

Blizzard Getting Serious On eSports: 'Hearthstone' World Championship Prize Money Quadrupled To $1M, Structure Changed

Blizzard increased the prize pool for the 'Hearthstone' World Championship next year to $1 million. Blizzard also changed the eSports structure of 'Hearthstone' to increase the game's competitive profile.

Video Games November 27, 2015

Missouri College Now Offering 'League Of Legends' Scholarships

Who'd have thought that gaming could get you into college? Well, thanks to Columbia College, eSports skills may help you get a better education ...

Geek November 2, 2015

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