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Yahoo is launching an esports news section

Yahoo is launching an esports news section

Another major media player is entering the esports news space. Internet giant Yahoo will soon launch a dedicated esports vertical and has already hired a team of editors and writers.

on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:46PM in News
Smash Bros. pro arrested for allegedly assaulting gas station clerk

Smash Bros. pro arrested for allegedly assaulting gas station clerk

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player Bronson “DaShizWiz” Layton has been arrested following an altercation at a gas station.

on Feb 10th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Out-of-industry involvement could fast track South African eSports

Out-of-industry involvement could fast track South African eSports

Internationally, more industries who are not directly involved in eSports, are taking notice. This leads, not only economic growth for the industry but to the inclusion of people who have in-depth knowledge of ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 2:42PM in News
The eSports explosion and legal issues that arise from it

The eSports explosion and legal issues that arise from it

At a basic level, eSports is the competitive playing of video games for cash and prizes. There are organised global and multi-jurisdictional leagues involving professional teams who compete for millions ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:44PM in News

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Competitive Planning: Overwatch's Esports Focus

Competitive Planning: Overwatch's Esports Focus

Esports is a huge part of Blizzard's focus when it comes to games, as their games strive to be more competitive and more watchable. StarCraft IIHearthstone and ...

on Feb 10th 2016 at 11:48AM in News
Examiner Exclusive: Evolve Labs' Adam Sellke talks eSports

Examiner Exclusive: Evolve Labs' Adam Sellke talks eSports

National Video Games Examiner chats with Evolve Labs Founder Adam Sellke, who discusses the impact of eSports on pop culture and what the future holds for the continually growing platform ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:24PM in News
Blizzard CEO: 'Development and eSports are now the same thing'

Blizzard CEO: 'Development and eSports are now the same thing'

Fostering a competitive community around your game is key to its long-term success, the co-founder of Blizzard has argued.

on Feb 8th 2016 at 2:29PM in News
A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

A conversation with poker star Daniel Negreanu about Hearthstone

Whether you follow the goings-on in professional poker with serious dedication or just on a more casual level, you're almost certainly familiar with Daniel Negreanu. A two-time World Series of ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 1:31PM in News

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DingIt's rise through the streaming ranks

DingIt's rise through the streaming ranks

Over the last 12 months, multiple companies have established themselves as serious contenders in the streaming field. YouTube launched its dedicated gaming section, Hitbox quickly established a large following, ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 12:33PM in News
Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner on 2 decades of eSports

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner on 2 decades of eSports

Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner is the legendary eSports personality who has commentated on over 50 games in a career spanning two decades. The 44-year-old boasts a particularly impressive CV, having hosted ...

on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
ESports Market Ecosystem Map—January 2016

ESports Market Ecosystem Map—January 2016

This year kicked off with a bang. Vulcun announced the end of paid fantasy on their platform. Discord, a social platform for gamers, raised a $20 millionround. There was ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 3:32PM in News
Bizzarro Flame retires from Smash

Bizzarro Flame retires from Smash

One of Super Smash Bros. Melee’s top players is hanging up his controller and ending a career that's lasted six years.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 2:36PM in News

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When eSports and the real world collide

When eSports and the real world collide

Last summer, a Bundesliga football team from a small German town in Lower Saxony made signing history. Among the other high profile signings to VfL Wolfsburg FC during a turbulent ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:41PM in News
Team EnVyUs picks up Overwatch's best team

Team EnVyUs picks up Overwatch's best team

The best Overwatch team in the world will now fly the banner of a major esports organization.

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:39PM in News
Could it go all the way? A look at Madden and esports

Could it go all the way? A look at Madden and esports

On Tuesday, Curtis Martin donned a Denver Broncos uniform alongside Marshawn Lynch and Greg Olsen, and faced off against a Carson Palmer-led Pittsburgh Steelers. It didn't take long before Martin ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:37PM in News

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The Rainbow Six Pro League kicks off in March

The Rainbow Six Pro League kicks off in March

Ubisoft, ESL, and Xbox have announced that the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League will begin its first season in March, with the top teams in North America and Europe ...

on Feb 1st 2016 at 3:36PM in News
Mark Cuban gunning to start League of Legends team

Mark Cuban gunning to start League of Legends team

Mark Cuban is setting his sights on "League of Legends" domination -- telling TMZ Sports he's interested in starting his own team to compete against the best in the video ...

on Feb 1st 2016 at 2:42PM in News
The age of StarCraft declines against the rise of eSports competitors

The age of StarCraft declines against the rise of eSports competitors

In the world of eSports, it’s hard for a game to be – and stay – on top.

on Feb 1st 2016 at 1:45PM in News
The postive impact of Valve's Majors format on the Dota 2 esports scene

The postive impact of Valve's Majors format on the Dota 2 esports scene

2015 saw unprecedented growth throughout the year for the Dota 2 competitive scene, and all of it culminated in a record-breaking $18.4 million prize pool at The International 5, the ...

on Feb 1st 2016 at 12:47PM in News
Vitality talk Origen, Worlds and more

Vitality talk Origen, Worlds and more

LoL fans were expecting big things from Vitality after they announced their big move into professional League of Legends back in December, taking over Gambit’s spot in the EU LCS. ...

on Jan 28th 2016 at 3:44PM in News
Wolfsburg breaking new ground in the virtual world

Wolfsburg breaking new ground in the virtual world

Wolfsburg completed several attention-grabbing transfers last summer, underlining their ambition to establish the club at the pinnacle of German football. Among those putting pen to paper were former Brazilian international ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 3:45PM in News
Gootecks, ultradavid, Wong weigh in on Evo 2016 lineup and growth

Gootecks, ultradavid, Wong weigh in on Evo 2016 lineup and growth

The world's largest fighting game championship, the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) in Las Vegas, is going full esports for the 2016 event with new games, a bigger venue and an ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 3:41PM in News
Changing The eSports Game With Real-Money Prizes

Changing The eSports Game With Real-Money Prizes

The business of eSports (video game competitions) is on pace to explode in 2016, which is reinforced by recent reveals of eSports platforms on Twitter and ESPN. Brands are ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:49PM in News
Echo Fox announces expansion into Counter-Strike

Echo Fox announces expansion into Counter-Strike

Echo Fox on Tuesday announced an expansion into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with Mohamad "m0E" Assad and Sean "sgares" Gares leading the charge. The expansion into Counter-Strike comes just more than ...

on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:48AM in News