Entries in 'esports' (28)

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

ESports will play a major role in this year’s Call of Duty once again, and developer Sledgehammer has even hired competitive gamers to help.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:14AM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

For many, it seems laughable that a free-to-play game could rank alongside iconic singers and global television shows in terms of popularity.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

Competitive gaming is a big deal, generating millions upon millions of views and beginning to even outpace the rest of the games industry.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:30AM in News

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ESPN in advanced talks with MLG to expand eSports coverage - report

ESPN in advanced talks with MLG to expand eSports coverage - report

ESPN is reportedly looking to expand its eSports coverage, following the performance of Valve's Dota 2 tournament The International on the cable sports network earlier this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 12:39AM in News
IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

An upcoming Hearthstone tournament being run by the IeSF will no longer omit female players, although two other competitions remain female only.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 9:37AM in News
Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

The International 2014, this year's rendition of Valve's official Dota 2 tournament, has garnered more than $10m for its prize pool.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:04PM in News
eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 1:58PM in News

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ESL teams up with MCM Expo for UK tournaments

ESL teams up with MCM Expo for UK tournaments

MCM has teamed up with the Electronic Sports League to launch what it hopes will be one of the biggest eSports events.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 12th 2014 at 12:29PM in News
Major League Gaming arena under construction in China

Major League Gaming arena under construction in China

Major League Gaming has partnered with a pair of Chinese corporations to build an eSports-dedicated arena near Hong Kong.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2014 at 9:55PM in News
Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Multiplay's gaming festival Insomnia51 scored its biggest ever crowd across the Easter weekend.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 30th 2014 at 4:36PM in News
Machinima's Ryan Wyatt joins MLG as VP of Programming

Machinima's Ryan Wyatt joins MLG as VP of Programming

Major League Gaming has reunited with eSports vet Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt, appointing the former Machinima boss as its new VP of Programming.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 18th 2014 at 4:55AM in News

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EA wants to up its eSports game

EA wants to up its eSports game

eSports isn’t going away, and EA CEO Andrew Wilson wants his company to play a big part.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Wargaming plans $10m eSports investment in 2014

Wargaming plans $10m eSports investment in 2014

Wargaming has pledged to invest $10m into World of Tanks' eSports presence this year, creating a dedicated team to head up that portion of the business.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 6th 2014 at 11:04PM in News
SuperData: eSports viewership reaches 31.4m in US, 70m worldwide

SuperData: eSports viewership reaches 31.4m in US, 70m worldwide

Reserach group SuperData has released a new brief on eSports viewership, revealing rapid growth within the medium.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 4th 2014 at 7:41AM in News
Digital Wars Online Season 2 Dota 2 tournament announced

Digital Wars Online Season 2 Dota 2 tournament announced

eSports Interactive Entertainment’s Digital Wars Online Season 2 will take place over two weeks in April.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Mar 25th 2014 at 12:30PM in News

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UPDATED: Call of Duty: Ghosts online tournaments for PS3, Xbox 360 announced

UPDATED: Call of Duty: Ghosts online tournaments for PS3, Xbox 360 announced

UPDATE: We've been informed by ILG that the prizes will not be cash, but in the form of merchandise and other goodies.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Mar 25th 2014 at 11:10AM in News
Cooler Master, Frag-Nation announce League of Legends All Star League

Cooler Master, Frag-Nation announce League of Legends All Star League

Having just completed the Dota 2 All Star League, Cooler Master and Frag-Nation are now turning their attention towards League of Legends.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:42AM in News
Capcom partners with Twitch for year-round Street Fighter league

Capcom partners with Twitch for year-round Street Fighter league

Capcom and Twitch have joined together to present a Street Fighter eSports league called Capcom Pro Tour.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 10th 2014 at 8:09PM in News
Major League Gaming expands with MLG Brasil franchise

Major League Gaming expands with MLG Brasil franchise

North American eSports organization Major League Gaming has announced a deal with Brazilian sports entertainment company Grupo Águia to form MLG Brasil.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2014 at 7:43AM in News
How eSports is becoming a legitimate sport

How eSports is becoming a legitimate sport

Millions of people around the world are playing their favourite games right now.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 3:20PM in News
Insomnia eSports festival signs partnership with Razer

Insomnia eSports festival signs partnership with Razer

Razer pens deal with Multiplay to host League of Legends tournaments at all 2014 events.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 20th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
343 Industries hires professional Halo player

343 Industries hires professional Halo player

Halo developer 343 Industries has hired professional gamer Eric Hewitt.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 14th 2014 at 6:45AM in News
MLG viewers watched 54m hours of video content in 2013

MLG viewers watched 54m hours of video content in 2013

Major League Gaming audiences watched more than 54m hours of MLG-produced video content in 2013, the organization has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 15th 2013 at 3:59AM in News
32m watch League of Legends final

32m watch League of Legends final

Over 32m people tuned into to watch the League of Legends World Championship final, Riot has revealed.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2013 at 4:46PM in News