Entries in 'esports' (156)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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

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Next Hearthstone expansion named and dated, smartphone version release nears

Next Hearthstone expansion named and dated, smartphone version release nears

Blizzard has said that the next Hearthstone expansion will be called Blackrock Mountain and will be released in April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 10:38AM in News
PC MOBA Gigantic also coming to Xbox One, with cross-play

PC MOBA Gigantic also coming to Xbox One, with cross-play

Motiga’s in-development MOBA title Gigantic will feature cross-play across Xbox One and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 2:41PM in News
Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Any investment in eSports is often viewed as a risk.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
'GAME will turbocharge eSports in the UK'

'GAME will turbocharge eSports in the UK'

GAME’s £20m swoop for Multiplay can transform eSports in the UK, say leading industry execs.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
League of Legends to reward 'friendly' players with bonus Influence Points

League of Legends to reward 'friendly' players with bonus Influence Points

League of Legends is taking steps against hostility in its community by encouraging players to work together.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

This morning's announcement that UK retailer GAME Digital were to acquire events organiser Multiplay for £20m came as a shock for more than a few reasons.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
One in five eSports fans would pay $200 for event tickets - Eventbrite survey

One in five eSports fans would pay $200 for event tickets - Eventbrite survey

Live event marketplace Eventbrite has released the results of a recently conducted eSports event survey that includes a few notable findings for the industry to take note of.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 7:41PM in News
Riot says it will protect League of Legends players from unauthorised spectator streaming

Riot says it will protect League of Legends players from unauthorised spectator streaming

League of Legends developer Riot has been forced to wade into a messy rights dispute involving the gameplay streaming of popular player Sanghyuk ‘Faker’ Lee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 4:00PM in News
GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

Retailer GAME has made a big move into the eSports and events space by acquiring Multiplay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 9:07AM in News