Entries in 'esports' (69)

Hearthstone hits 75m users with expansion scheduled for April, report claims

Hearthstone hits 75m users with expansion scheduled for April, report claims

Blizzard will release the next expansion for Hearthstone in April, according to a new report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 11:59AM in News
HTC makes eSports move, sponsors three professional teams

HTC makes eSports move, sponsors three professional teams

Smartphone manufacturer HTC has made a big move into the eSports sector by sponsorting no less than three professional teams.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Riot also working on dedicated European League of Legends network

Riot also working on dedicated European League of Legends network

League of Legends is to receive a dedicated European network, mirroring that planned for the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 1:34PM in News
'Retail should support eSports in the UK,' urges Gfinity

'Retail should support eSports in the UK,' urges Gfinity

Gfinity and Multiplay say retailers can help make eSports a major force in the UK.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:30AM in News

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eSports Pro kicks off in February - don't forget to sign up

eSports Pro kicks off in February - don't forget to sign up

MCV's new service dedicated to the world of competitive gaming launches in just over a week – so now's the time to make sure you're signed up.

on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:13AM in News
Team Liquid co-owner: 'eSports isn't a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers'

Team Liquid co-owner: 'eSports isn't a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers'

The co-owner of one of the world’s biggest pro-gaming teams has told MCV that the popularity of eSports means it must be defined as a true ‘sport’.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 9:52AM in News
2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

2015 League of Legends World Championships to be held in Europe

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced the popular MOBA's World Championships will be held in Europe this October.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 21st 2015 at 6:46PM in News

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Evo 2015 lineup revealed

Evo 2015 lineup revealed

The biggest fighting game tournament in the world has outlined the titles that will feature in this year’s competition.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:28PM in News
Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack buys immediate access to closed beta

Entry into the closed beta for Blizzard’s in development MOBA Heroes of the Storm can now be bought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Organizers for annual Smash Bros tournament Apex have confirmed frontman Johnathan “Alex Strife” Lugo will no longer be involved with the event, following multiple sexual harassment allegations.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 11:34PM in News
Counter-Strike hit by another match fixing scandal

Counter-Strike hit by another match fixing scandal

Valve’s Counter-Strike has been rocked again with yet more evidence of tournament match fixing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 10:40AM in News

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2015 Hearthstone World Championship build up begins

2015 Hearthstone World Championship build up begins

Blizzard has outlined how players will be able to qualify for the 2015 Hearthstone World Championship.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

12 per cent of developers who participated in GDC 2014’s State of the Industry Survey say they are working on a game they would classify as an eSports title. 79 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

Understanding eSports: A Brief History of eSports

For the first entry in our continuing coverage of the eSports market, MCV looks back at the growth of competitive gaming and sees where it could be headed in years ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
UK eSports firm Gfinity partners with marketing agencies Pitch and Threepipe

UK eSports firm Gfinity partners with marketing agencies Pitch and Threepipe

Ahead of its plan to build the UK’s first eSports arena, Gfinity has inked commercial deals with two marketing outlets.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:42PM in News

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Dailymotion enters game streaming market, targets eSports

Dailymotion enters game streaming market, targets eSports

Video sharing site Dailymotion has become the latest company to branch out into live video game streaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta

Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm enters closed beta

Blizzard has kicked off closed beta testing for its upcoming ‘online team brawler’ Heroes of the Storm.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 14th 2015 at 11:06AM in News
COG Prime scoops $1.3m Smite World Championship win

COG Prime scoops $1.3m Smite World Championship win

The winners of the first ever Smite World Championships have been crowned, with American team COG Prime scooping the $1.3m prize.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2015 at 10:35AM in News
BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

BBC 5 Live show to ask whether gaming is a sport

A show called Gaming: Rise of the Cyber Athlete will this week examine the credentials of video games as a sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 11:31AM in News
New eSports channel opening on MCV from February 2015

New eSports channel opening on MCV from February 2015

MCV is adding regular reporting on the global eSports business - including the fast-growing UK competitive games sector - as of next month.

on Jan 12th 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Valve has confirmed its annual Dota 2 eSports competition The International will return in 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 4:07AM in News
US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

The University of Pikeville in Kentucky is offering 20 scholarships for top League of Legends players this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
Gfinity's IPO debut raises £3.5m

Gfinity's IPO debut raises £3.5m

UK eSports firm Gfinity has debuted on London Stock Exchange’s AIM today, raising £3.5m.

on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:59AM in News
Watch the third episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

Watch the third episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

The second and final instalment in Razer’s three-part eSports documentary has hit the web.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 9:23AM in News