Entries in 'esports' (231)

ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN posts job listing for eSports editor

ESPN has posted a job listing seeking an editor to head up a new eSports division within the company.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:20AM in News
Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Ashton Kutcher becomes latest investor in eSports gambling startup Unikrn

Hollywood star-cum-tech investor Ashton Kutcher is the latest high profile investor to back international eSports gambling startup Unikrn.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Sep 3rd 2015 at 2:23PM in News
Fan favourite Kripparrian finally makes Legend rank in Hearthstone

Fan favourite Kripparrian finally makes Legend rank in Hearthstone

One of the most popular Hearthstone streamers has finally ascended to the higher ranks of the game’s ladder system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:38PM in News
eSports betting enters mainstream bookies Betway's top 10

eSports betting enters mainstream bookies Betway's top 10

Mainstream sports bookmaker's Betway are seeing a 'huge surge' in eSports flutters as the launch bespoke microsite.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 25th 2015 at 12:12PM in News

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Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

Riot withholds League of Legends rewards from toxic players

It’s a classic psychological mainstay – reward good behaviour and ignore bad behaviour.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 3:17PM in News
$1m Splatoon eSports tournament announced for Japan

$1m Splatoon eSports tournament announced for Japan

Nintendo’s latest IP is preparing to burst onto the eSports scene in a big way.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2015 at 12:53PM in News
FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

FEATURE: Drugs are a problem, but not just for eSports' integrity and image

The shockwaves of Kory "Semphis" Friesen's innocuous doping confession are still shuddering their way through the eSports industry this week.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
Blizzard registers eSports service trademark for 'Compete'

Blizzard registers eSports service trademark for 'Compete'

Blizzard has filed for a new trademark indicating the company is looking into increasing its support of eSports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2015 at 8:25AM in News

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Virgin Media and Gfinity running eSports Hexathlon at EGX across every genre

Virgin Media and Gfinity running eSports Hexathlon at EGX across every genre

Virgin Media and Gfinity are looking for the best gaming all-rounder in the UK with an eSports Hexathlon concluding at September's EGX.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 13th 2015 at 2:39PM in News
ESL outlines new anti-doping program

ESL outlines new anti-doping program

The Electronic Sports League has revealed its new anti-doping program, with random saliva tests for ESL event players starting in September.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:48AM in News
FACEIT ports $20,000 monthly Pro League to CS:GO

FACEIT ports $20,000 monthly Pro League to CS:GO

FACEIT have today launched the CS:GO FACEIT Pro League, where the best European players will compete for $20,000 of prize money each month, including non-professionals.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 11th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
Valve: No plans for CS:GO International despite Dota's success

Valve: No plans for CS:GO International despite Dota's success

Valve has reiterated their decision not to host a single world championship for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive despite the success of last week's Dota 2 finals.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 11th 2015 at 2:17PM in News

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US team Evil Geniuses wins Dota 2 International

US team Evil Geniuses wins Dota 2 International

Dota 2 tournament the International has concluded with American team Evil Geniuses coming out on top, and all five members becoming millionaires in the process.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2015 at 4:58AM in News
Competitive Call of Duty switches from Xbox to PlayStation

Competitive Call of Duty switches from Xbox to PlayStation

Sony’s new marketing tie-up with Activision’s Call of Duty will extend to the eSports arena.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2015 at 12:37PM in News
Valve debuts 24-player Dota 2 mode at The International All-Star match

Valve debuts 24-player Dota 2 mode at The International All-Star match

Dota 2's annual exhibition match during The International has played host to another surprise for fans as the 5v5 game turned into a 10v10.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Aug 7th 2015 at 11:05AM in News
eSports needs better regulation, says Mount & Blade studio Taleworlds

eSports needs better regulation, says Mount & Blade studio Taleworlds

The world of eSports needs to improve its regulations to cut down on abusive and offensive behaviour from certain pro-gamers.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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Capcom wants Street Fighter V to be No.1 in eSports

Capcom wants Street Fighter V to be No.1 in eSports

Street Fighter V is set to become the biggest title in the eSports fighting scene, if Capcom has its way.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 7th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Dota 2 International disrupted by DDoS attack

Dota 2 International disrupted by DDoS attack

Valve’s massive Dota 2 International eSports tournament suffered an unwanted hold up yesterday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2015 at 11:13AM in News
Hi-Rez reveals new game Paladins

Hi-Rez reveals new game Paladins

Smite developer Hi-Rez has lifted the curtain on its new game – Paladins.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 12:47PM in News
Dubai to host ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational

Dubai to host ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational

eSports giant ESL has announced a huge Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament taking place in Dubai this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 3:35PM in News
Smash Evo champ ZeRo confirms move to join Team SoloMid

Smash Evo champ ZeRo confirms move to join Team SoloMid

Unbeatable Smash 4 champ Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios has been signed to eSports organisation Team SoloMid, the player confirmed to eSports Pro today.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 30th 2015 at 4:30PM in News
Plays.tv to offer player POV at Gamescom, ESL Cologne tournaments

Plays.tv to offer player POV at Gamescom, ESL Cologne tournaments

Spectators of the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters tournaments at Gamescom will now see the action from their favourite player's point of view within minutes of the match ending, thanks to ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 30th 2015 at 10:19AM in News
Fnatic finishes League of Legends season undefeated

Fnatic finishes League of Legends season undefeated

For the first time in eSports history a League of Legends team has finished the season undeafeated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:54PM in News
Insight: Doping in eSports - why the stakes are raised as the sector matures

Insight: Doping in eSports - why the stakes are raised as the sector matures

Harbottle & Lewis associate Kostyantyn Lobov details the issues facing various areas of the industry as allegations of doping run rampant in the eSports space.  

on Jul 24th 2015 at 2:40PM in News
Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

Gfinity working with other organisations on common drug testing framework

In the wake of ESL's decision to implement drug testing at their next event, Gfinity has also begun working to combat the use of PEDs.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jul 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News