Entries in 'esports' (231)

Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends' Fiora

Fans in uproar over cosmetic changes to League of Legends' Fiora

Riot has given one of League of Legends’ heroes a visual makeover, and its boards are alight with protests from fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

ESL introduces eSports drug testing policy, to debut at ESL One Cologne

One of the biggest eSports organisations has teamed up with two drugs testing bodies to help address the growing concern about performance enhancing drugs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2015 at 9:52AM in News
Gfinity running eSports tournaments at EGX with $110,000 of prizes

Gfinity running eSports tournaments at EGX with $110,000 of prizes

Gfinity have partnered with EGX organisers Gamer Network to run StarCraft 2 and CS:GO tournaments at the Birmingham event.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 23rd 2015 at 2:25PM in News
Doping controversy threatens to envelop eSports

Doping controversy threatens to envelop eSports

Is there a doping problem in eSports? That’s the prospect many of the sector’s leading companies are now facing up to following recent claims from one player about widespread drug ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 3:40PM in News

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Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Smite developer Hi-Rez Studios is turning focus more on the sustainability of eSports as they push to bring MOBAs to console.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News
Evo 2015 draws 250,000+ viewers for climactic finals

Evo 2015 draws 250,000+ viewers for climactic finals

The premier fighting game tournament of the year, Evo, drew more than 250,000 Twitch viewers to see Momochi win Ultra Street Fighter 4 last night.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 20th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
Legends of Gaming Live 2015

Legends of Gaming Live 2015

In Events Sep 4th 2015 - Sep 4th 2015 in London, UK

Hosted by Upper Street Events and Endemol Shine, Legends of Gaming Live will take over the whole of London’s Alexandra Palace from September 4th to 6th.

Evo 2015 takes place this weekend and you can watch it all online

Evo 2015 takes place this weekend and you can watch it all online

The world’s best known fighting game video game championships takes place in Las Vegas this weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2015 at 4:05PM in News

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Vulcun cancels its one month old Hearthstone league

Vulcun cancels its one month old Hearthstone league

eSports tournament Vulcun Deckmasters has been cancelled, despite only launching last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2015 at 3:27PM in News
Professional Counter-Strike player: 'We were all on Adderall'

Professional Counter-Strike player: 'We were all on Adderall'

North American professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Kory “Semphis” Friesen has admitted to taking Adderall during tournaments, claiming the drug is pervasive among competitors at eSports events.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2015 at 6:39AM in News
Smash Bros. EVO broadcaster refuses to show player's YouPorn sponsor tag

Smash Bros. EVO broadcaster refuses to show player's YouPorn sponsor tag

Twitch broadcasters VideoGameBootCamp have refused to allow a Smash Bros. player to use the in-game tag of their sponsors, YouPorn.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 15th 2015 at 4:00AM in News
Hi-Rez announces Smite Xbox One invitational alongside SWC 2016

Hi-Rez announces Smite Xbox One invitational alongside SWC 2016

The Smite World Championships 2016 will comprise of both a PC and Xbox One tournament when it returns to Atlanta's Cobb Performing Arts Centre on January 7-10 .

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 14th 2015 at 3:48PM in News

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Nintendo executive set to compete in Super Smash Bros tournament at Evo 2015

Nintendo executive set to compete in Super Smash Bros tournament at Evo 2015

It seems that Nintendo’s hesitance over promoting Super Smash Bros as a competitive fighting series is coming to an end.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 8th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

ESL One Frankfurt attracts over 1m viewers

Dota 2 tournament ESL One Frankfurt 2015 attracted over 1m online viewers, with numbers sharply up year-on-year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 2:16PM in News
Trump wins his first Hearthstone tournament

Trump wins his first Hearthstone tournament

It may be a surprise to hear that one of the most recognisable names in Hearthstone has never actually won a tournament. Until now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2015 at 10:13AM in News

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Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

The total prize pool for Hi-Rez Studios' Smite World Championships has been capped at $1m, according to President Stewart Chisam.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 6th 2015 at 4:54PM in News
DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack, the originally Swedish LAN party that has evolved into a premiere stop on the eSports calendar, is coming to London's Copper Box in September.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 6th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
MTG's ESL acquisition is official

MTG's ESL acquisition is official

European broadcaster MTG has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in eSports giant ESL.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2015 at 9:06AM in News
eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

The global eSports betting site Unikrn, founded by ex-Microsoft Ventures GM Rahul Sood, has raised $7m in its Series A funding round.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 30th 2015 at 4:47PM in News
Team Secret on independence and why they're seeking sponsorship

Team Secret on independence and why they're seeking sponsorship

After taking their fourth major Dota 2 title in a row at ESL One Frankfurt last weekend, Team Secret are ready to finally take on sponsorship.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 26th 2015 at 3:44PM in News
Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

After crashing out of ESL One Frankfurt early last weekend, Alliance's Jonathan "Loda" Berg is considering rebuilding the team after a brief break.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 24th 2015 at 3:22PM in News
Insight: Getting the most out of games streaming

Insight: Getting the most out of games streaming

You can stop YouTubers and Twitch users from streaming your games, but should you?

on Jun 23rd 2015 at 9:30AM in News
IMG signs eSports organisations Cloud9, Dignitas and SK Gaming

IMG signs eSports organisations Cloud9, Dignitas and SK Gaming

Three major eSports organisations, including two of Europe's largest teams, have been signed to international talent management agency IMG.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 18th 2015 at 4:08PM in News
Super League to host Minecraft eSports events in US theaters

Super League to host Minecraft eSports events in US theaters

eSports organization Super League Gaming has announced plans for its upcoming summer tour, which will feature casual and competitive Minecraft sessions in movie theaters across US cities.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 17th 2015 at 7:01AM in News