Entries in 'esports' (110)

Valve issues gambling warning to Counter Strike players

Valve issues gambling warning to Counter Strike players

“A high standard of professional integrity” – that’s what Valve is demanding of professional Counter Strike players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 2:13PM in News
INTERVIEW: What does it take to be an eSports pro? MCV asks Alex 'Xpecial' Chu

INTERVIEW: What does it take to be an eSports pro? MCV asks Alex 'Xpecial' Chu

Alex ‘Xpecial’ Chu is a member of professional gaming side Team Liquid – and, as such, is one of the best League of Legends players in the world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends' rise to the top

INTERVIEW: Jason Yeh, head of EU eSports at Riot Games, on League of Legends' rise to the top

With more than 27 million daily players and viewership numbers that rival national TV broadcasting, League of Legends is undeniably the biggest eSports title in the world.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

The Pokémon Company has announced that its 2015 Pokémon World Championships will offer $2m in prizes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:51PM in News

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Brianna, AKA masq, is a pro player in the ESEA Main division

Intel's $30,000 female CS:GO tournament draws fire from pros

Intel has announced a $30,000 (£19,600) tournament for female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Heroes of the Storm marks Blizzard's digital in-store GAME debut

Heroes of the Storm marks Blizzard's digital in-store GAME debut

MOBA upstart Heroes of the Storm is now available to buy on the High Street at GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 2:27PM in News
eSports organiser EGL teams up with ad agency in bid for global recognition

eSports organiser EGL teams up with ad agency in bid for global recognition

The European Gaming League is the latest eSports organiser to team up with a communications and ad agency in an effort to take the fledgling business mainstream.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Learn how to become an eSports Pro in this week's issue of MCV

Learn how to become an eSports Pro in this week's issue of MCV

This week's issue of MCV is an eSports special, featuring interviews and insight from around that sector of the industry. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:19AM in News

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INTERVIEW: Stewart Chisam, president of Hi-Rez Studios, on breaking into eSports with Smite

INTERVIEW: Stewart Chisam, president of Hi-Rez Studios, on breaking into eSports with Smite

After developing the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter Tribes: Ascend, Hi-Rez Studios decided to make its move into eSports with a brand new MOBA title – Smite.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:04PM in News
UPDATED: League of Legends tournament restricts LGBT players

UPDATED: League of Legends tournament restricts LGBT players

A Filipino tournament for female League of Legends players has come under fire after issuing new rules restricting the number of LGBT players allowed per team.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 4th 2015 at 9:28AM in News
eSports Pro is live - here's how to get involved

eSports Pro is live - here's how to get involved

Later today the very first eSports Pro newsletter is published by MCV.

on Feb 3rd 2015 at 12:39PM in News
Apex 2015 Smash Bros tournament saved by Twitch, Red Bull

Apex 2015 Smash Bros tournament saved by Twitch, Red Bull

Apex 2015, the annual Smash Bros. community gathering, almost ended before it began last weekend after a series of ill-timed disasters left organisers shaken and without a venue.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 9:55AM in News

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Stephen Ellis: eSports union 'may be necessary'

Stephen Ellis: eSports union 'may be necessary'

Scottish eSports player Stephen ‘Snoopeh’ Ellis has said that he envisages a time where a union for professional video game players may become a necessity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 2:42PM in News
StarLadder StarSeries Season 12

StarLadder StarSeries Season 12

In Events Feb 20th 2015 - Feb 22nd 2015 in CyberArena

The 12th season of StarSeries boasts an increased prize pool of $50,000 and a brand new format.

Dota Pit Season 3

Dota Pit Season 3

In Events Jan 20th 2015 - Apr 12th 2015 in Europe

Hosted by G2A.com, the Dota Pit League Season 3 kicked off its qualifiers on January 20th, with the group stage starting on February 12th and continuing for the following two months.

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015

In Events Jan 5th 2015 - Feb 9th 2015 in Shanghai, China

Organised by Perfect World and MarsTV, the Dota 2 Asia Championships adopt a similar format to Valve's The International tournament – leading to the nickname 'The International of the East'.

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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
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
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