Entries in 'esports' (20)

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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
MLG.tv network to broadcast major eSports events

MLG.tv network to broadcast major eSports events

Major League Gaming has announced MLG.tv, a new eSports internet-broadcast network that will showcase events around the world.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 19th 2013 at 6:26AM in News
Twitch edges out TV as traffic soars

Twitch edges out TV as traffic soars

A big weekend for eSports events meant streaming video service Twitch had its most popular day yet.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 21st 2013 at 1:28PM in News
Latest Major League Gaming event breaks attendance records

Latest Major League Gaming event breaks attendance records

Major League Gaming's latest Pro Circuit event hit new heights in terms of attendance, the organization has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 7:45AM in News