Entries in 'esports' (140)

Record viewer numbers for Viagame's second Hearthstone House Cup

Record viewer numbers for Viagame's second Hearthstone House Cup

Viagame’s second ever Hearthstone House Cup last month saw viewer numbers jump 400 per cent compared to its first event.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2015 at 1:32PM in News
FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT, the competitive platform that gives players a chance to earn points and prizes, is adapting their league to suit pro Dota players needs, too.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:12PM in News
MLG.tv enjoys 253% viewer jump

MLG.tv enjoys 253% viewer jump

eSports organisation Major League Gaming has reported strong growth for its online MLG.tv platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
SSE Arena at Wembley hosting LoL

League of Legends Worlds coming to London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe, and will be filling out stadiums in London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 9th 2015 at 5:14PM in News

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The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

From VR to 4K, eSports to free-to-play, there has never been a better time to be gaming on PC.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

The Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One weekend in Katowice last month broke the Twitch concurrent viewership record as more than 1m people tuned in to watch.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 5:11PM in News
Smite's year-long bans on pro players are harsh, but fair

Smite's year-long bans on pro players are harsh, but fair

Five competitive Smite players have received professional suspensions of up to one year for account sharing, Hi-Rez Studios announced yesterday.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:57PM in News
Warner Bros reveals Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program

Warner Bros reveals Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program

Three major Mortal Kombat X pro tournaments will take place starting next month with a combined prize pool of $100,000, Warner Bros has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 4:20AM in News

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Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

It has emerged that most of the moderation team of the League of Legends subreddit have signed up to a non-disclosure agreement with developer Riot Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
In Pictures: Behind the scenes at the Gfinity Arena debut

In Pictures: Behind the scenes at the Gfinity Arena debut

As the dust settles on Gfinity's CS:GO Spring Masters I finals last Sunday, it seems a good time to assess the results of the UK's first eSports arena's opening weekend.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 26th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

YouTube to launch live streaming eSports drive, report claims

The world’s biggest online video provider has set its set on the live streaming video market, with eSports to be a central thrust.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

Hearthstone on smartphones will cross-play with PC and tablets

The smartphone version of Hearthstone, due out this month, will not segment players from the existing user base.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2015 at 12:28PM in News

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OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

OPINION: The pitfalls to avoid in eSports documentaries

With the rising cultural phenomenon eSports has become, it's no wonder there is a rush to explain its many (many) facets to the confused uninitiated.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:30PM in News
ESL to show live eSports in cinemas

ESL to show live eSports in cinemas

Five live eSports events are to be shown by over 1,500 cinemas as part of ESL’s ‘eSports in Cinemas’ series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 3:22PM in News
Mad Catz building Street Fighter V FightSticks, FightPads

Mad Catz building Street Fighter V FightSticks, FightPads

Capcom has again teamed up with peripheral maker Mad Catz to produce new licensed FightSticks and FightPads for the latest in the Street Fighter Series.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 5:43PM in News
Day9: Accessibility will make eSports 'the predominant hobby in the world'

Day9: Accessibility will make eSports 'the predominant hobby in the world'

Is the boom in the popularity of eSports a fad or a sign of the future of video games?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 2:40PM in News

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1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

1m tune in to ESL One Katowice Counter Strike final

Fnatic not only enjoyed a memorable victory at this year’s ESL One Counter Strike finals in Katowice, but it did so in front of a record online audience.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2015 at 3:11PM in News
Blizzcon 2015 dated for November

Blizzcon 2015 dated for November

Anaheim in California will once again be host to Blizzcon, which this year will take place in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2015 at 11:52AM in News
Tempo Storm recruits fighting game guru Chris G

Tempo Storm recruits fighting game guru Chris G

One of Hearthstone’s leading eSports teams is striking out into the fighting genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2015 at 11:17AM in News
Insight: It's time for pay-per-view eSports

Insight: It's time for pay-per-view eSports

Jean-Charles Lacoste, MD of sports monetisation experts InPlayer, discusses what eSports businesses can do to generate better income

on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:47AM in News
theScore eSports completes launch with delayed iOS app arrival

theScore eSports completes launch with delayed iOS app arrival

TheScore, the Canadian sports news specialists, have released the iOS version of their eSports app after yesterday's App Store outage.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner ESL

Gfinity continues raft of new hires with ESL presenter Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner

Gfinity today continued to expand their ranks with news that veteran shoutcaster, ESL One and WCS host Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner would join the company as Head of Broadcasting.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 11th 2015 at 11:55AM in News
The letter behind the law of Gfinity's 18+ CoD tournament ruling

The letter behind the law of Gfinity's 18+ CoD tournament ruling

Gfinity’s 2015 Call of Duty Open announcement last Thursday was met with mixed reactions from fans and players alike, after it was revealed to be for over-18s only.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 9th 2015 at 4:15PM in News
Heroes of the Dorm eSports tournament to be broadcast on ESPN

Heroes of the Dorm eSports tournament to be broadcast on ESPN

A tournament that sees American and Canadian university students compete in Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA will be televised on ESPN in the region.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 3:23PM in News
Gfinity announces plans for second UK eSports arena

Gfinity announces plans for second UK eSports arena

The events firm behind the UK's first eSports arena - Gfinity - has said it has plans to open an even larger capacity venue.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 9th 2015 at 10:56AM in News