Entries in 'esports' (192)

ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt 2015 attracted over 1m online viewers, with numbers sharply up year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:16PM in News
Trump wins his first Hearthstone tournament

Trump wins his first Hearthstone tournament

It may be a surprise to hear that one of the most recognisable names in Hearthstone has never actually won a tournament. Until now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

The total prize pool for Hi-Rez Studios' Smite World Championships has been capped at $1m, according to President Stewart Chisam.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 6th 2015 at 4:54PM in News
DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack, the originally Swedish LAN party that has evolved into a premiere stop on the eSports calendar, is coming to London's Copper Box in September.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 6th 2015 at 11:25AM in News

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MTG's ESL acquisition is official

MTG's ESL acquisition is official

European broadcaster MTG has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in eSports giant ESL.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 9:06AM in News
eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

The global eSports betting site Unikrn, founded by ex-Microsoft Ventures GM Rahul Sood, has raised $7m in its Series A funding round.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 30th 2015 at 4:47PM in News
Team Secret on independence and why they're seeking sponsorship

Team Secret on independence and why they're seeking sponsorship

After taking their fourth major Dota 2 title in a row at ESL One Frankfurt last weekend, Team Secret are ready to finally take on sponsorship.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 26th 2015 at 3:44PM in News
Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

After crashing out of ESL One Frankfurt early last weekend, Alliance's Jonathan "Loda" Berg is considering rebuilding the team after a brief break.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 24th 2015 at 3:22PM in News

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Insight: Getting the most out of games streaming

Insight: Getting the most out of games streaming

You can stop YouTubers and Twitch users from streaming your games, but should you?

on Jun 23rd 2015 at 9:30AM in News
IMG signs eSports organisations Cloud9, Dignitas and SK Gaming

IMG signs eSports organisations Cloud9, Dignitas and SK Gaming

Three major eSports organisations, including two of Europe's largest teams, have been signed to international talent management agency IMG.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 18th 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Super League to host Minecraft eSports events in US theaters

Super League to host Minecraft eSports events in US theaters

eSports organization Super League Gaming has announced plans for its upcoming summer tour, which will feature casual and competitive Minecraft sessions in movie theaters across US cities.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 17th 2015 at 7:01AM in News
Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Valve has announced the rebirth of Dota 2 by detailing features in the new game client running on the Source 2 engine.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 13th 2015 at 1:15AM in News

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eSports startup nets €2m for coaching analytics platform to debut at ESL One

eSports startup nets €2m for coaching analytics platform to debut at ESL One

A Berlin startup which produces analytical tools to improve player performance in eSports has secured €2m in seed investment.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:54PM in News
Pro Evo champion crowned at UEFA Champions League final

Pro Evo champion crowned at UEFA Champions League final

As 180m fans tuned into Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, they were joined by recently crowned Pro Evolution Soccer champ Rachid Tebane.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 9th 2015 at 3:59PM in News
Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

The largest eSports tournament ever held on America’s East Coast will take place this October.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 8th 2015 at 12:33PM in News
Dota 2 championships set new prize pool record

Dota 2 championships set new prize pool record

The fifth annual Interntaional Dota 2 Championships has pulled together a record-setting prize pool ahead of the event this August.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 6th 2015 at 9:57AM in News

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Blizzard adding $10 hero skins to Hearthstone

Blizzard adding $10 hero skins to Hearthstone

Rumours of some new heroes for Hearthstone have been proved correct… in a way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 8:28AM in News
Riot suspends League of Legends commentator

Riot suspends League of Legends commentator

Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge has been suspended by Riot after an investigation into his relationship with League of Legends team Copenhagen Wolves.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Report predicts 2015 eSports revenues will pass $250m

Report predicts 2015 eSports revenues will pass $250m

Market research specialist Newzoo has predicted that global eSports revenues will climb 30 per cent to $250m in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
Tempo Storm is starring in its own animated comedy

Tempo Storm is starring in its own animated comedy

Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk’s eSports team Tempo Storm is branching out into animated comedy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Unikrn CEO pledges sponsorship to any pro LCS team with female member

Unikrn CEO pledges sponsorship to any pro LCS team with female member

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood has promised to sponsor any League of Legends team sporting a woman on their roster.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 1st 2015 at 4:59PM in News
ESL's Sean Charles on why sponsors are seeing the appeal of eSports

ESL's Sean Charles on why sponsors are seeing the appeal of eSports

Though the soul of eSports growth in the past few decades has been a grassroots community, the heart has certainly been increasing sponsorship.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 29th 2015 at 1:57PM in News
Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt's tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt's tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

This feature is the first in a series of articles exploring how leading streaming competitors are approaching the expanding market.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 27th 2015 at 3:04PM in News
24/7 eSports channel incoming from streaming firm DingIt

24/7 eSports channel incoming from streaming firm DingIt

New live-streaming service DingIt says it will launch a 24/7 eSports streaming channel. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 22nd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

With exactly one month to go until the best Dota teams in the world face off in Frankfurt, MCV and eSports Pro have 14 tickets to give away to ESL ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News