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The International's Record Prize Pool Helps Organizations, Not Players/Fans

When casual observers hear about esports, it's usually the awe-inspiring prize pools from The International that first draw attention. Raw dollar count brings the attention of traditional media and narratives ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:16PM in News
The International

A look into the most open International in Dota 2 history

The International 6 will be unlike any other in Dota 2 history. Not only because it is the sixth iteration of one of esports’ largest events. Not only because it ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:15PM in News
Overwatch

Fnatic founder Sam Mathews on solidifying a global brand, and his new American Overwatch roster

Fnatic is one of the oldest and most popular brands in esports. Starting as team in 2004, the organization quickly evolved from just another Skandinavian clan into a global lifestyle ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 1:13PM in News
Former long-time EA dev Hilleman joins Amazon Game Studios

Former long-time EA dev Hilleman joins Amazon Game Studios

Industry veteran Rich Hilleman has jumped ship to Amazon Game Studios following his departure from EA after more than three decades at the publisher.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 11:19AM in News

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LucasFilm orders Galaxy in Turmoil dev to strip Star Wars from its Battlefront game

LucasFilm orders Galaxy in Turmoil dev to strip Star Wars from its Battlefront game

An unofficial sequel to Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not be allowed to use the Star Wars name or take place in its universe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 11:04AM in News
Ys Net hires original Shenmue director for third outing

Ys Net hires original Shenmue director for third outing

Keiji Okayasu, the director of the first Shenmue, has joined Ys Net to work on the Kickstarted third entry in the beloved RPG franchise.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 10:32AM in News
Niantic assures Pokemon Go fans that it is listening to complaints

Niantic assures Pokemon Go fans that it is listening to complaints

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has finally broken its silence and begun to engage with fans over complaints about recent changes to the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 10:25AM in News
Niantic puts an end to Pokemon Go tracking sites

Niantic puts an end to Pokemon Go tracking sites

Pokevision, and other sites that allow users to track the position of Pokemon Go creatures from the internet, have been ordered to deactivate their services.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2016 at 3:23PM in News

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Techland announces Pure Farming 17: The Simulator

Techland announces Pure Farming 17: The Simulator

Look, we’ll be honest – we’re fairly certain this is real, but we are double-checking [UPDATE: It is!].

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2016 at 2:15PM in News
Gears eSports Pro Circuit

$1,000,000 Gears of War Pro Circuit announced

Xbox and The Coalition have announced the Gears of War Pro Circuit, a $1,000,000 Gears of War 4 competition.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 1st 2016 at 1:55PM in News
HTC Vive's UK price increased to £816 including P&P

HTC Vive's UK price increased to £816 including P&P

Good news if you’re of the mind set that HTC Vive isn’t currently expensive enough.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2016 at 12:34PM in News
Inside releasing on PS4 this month, report claims

Inside releasing on PS4 this month, report claims

Xbox One and PC critical hit Inside should be out on PS4 before the end of August.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2016 at 12:19PM in News

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ELEAGUE

ELEAGUE's first season pulls in millions of viewers

The first season of ELEAGUE, Turner’s CS:GO league, concluded on Saturday evening and pulled in some incredible numbers.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Aug 1st 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Gamer drops $1,300 on early copy of No Man's Sky

Gamer drops $1,300 on early copy of No Man's Sky

The game is out in less than two weeks, but for one gamer that was simply too long to bare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Gamers will be able to come to this year's Golden Joysticks

Gamers will be able to come to this year's Golden Joysticks

The 34th edition of the Golden Joystick Awards will be open to the public for the first time ever.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Aug 1st 2016 at 11:14AM in News
Disney Infinity server shutdown timetabled

Disney Infinity server shutdown timetabled

The clock is ticking on the online services for the Disney Infinity series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2016 at 10:38AM in News

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Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for bankruptcy

Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for bankruptcy

Fireforge Games has declared bankruptcy three days after releasing its Ghostbusters spin-off title.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 1st 2016 at 9:59AM in News
LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO title, The Force Awakens, has claimed its fifth consecutive No.1 since launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Vainglory

Vainglory summer season championships head to Seattle and Cologne

The Vainglory Summer Season Championships will take place in Seattle and Cologne this September.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 30th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
ELEAGUE

eSports Advertising Bureau aims to help advertisers enter eSports

The eSports Advertising Bureau has been founded to help brands enter the world of eSports sponsorship and advertisement.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 29th 2016 at 8:22PM in News
TnC

TnC and Execration finally secure visas for The International

Just days before the biggest Dota 2 event of the year starts, two of the competing teams have been given US visas.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 29th 2016 at 3:07PM in News
3x2 metre play space needed for PlayStation VR

3x2 metre play space needed for PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR will need a fairly large clear space, according to documents that have cropped up online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2016 at 2:24PM in News
Twitter

ELEAGUE finals to be broadcast on Twitter tonight

The semi finals and grand final of ELEAGUE will be broadcast live on Twitter over the weekend.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Jul 29th 2016 at 2:02PM in News
Nvidia settles GTX 970 marketing lawsuits

Nvidia settles GTX 970 marketing lawsuits

The GeForce 970 was not quite the card it was made out to be, and Nvidia has agreed to pay out as a result.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2016 at 12:22PM in News