Entries in 'esports' (279)

VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg has signed an English youngster to play as part of its FIFA eSports team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Many of the most popular cards in the Hearthstone library will be excluded from what Blizzard will position as the new standard ranked play mode for its card battler.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard are fronting $4m in total across this year's spring, summer and fall seasons of MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News
Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

A Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has become the latest eSports squad to self-organise and determine their own future.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 2:47PM in News

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Insomnia 57

Insomnia 57

In Events Mar 25th 2016 - Mar 28th 2016 in Birmingham

Multiplay’s Insomnia eSports event returns to Birmingham’s NEC, featuring pro-gaming events and the UK’s biggest LAN party

Final Dota 2 Major to be held in Manila

Final Dota 2 Major to be held in Manila

The last of three new Valve-hosted Dota 2 Major events is to be held this June in Manila, in the Philippines.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
OpTic Gaming signs 'six-figure' book deal with Harper Collins

OpTic Gaming signs 'six-figure' book deal with Harper Collins

OpTic Gaming, one of the most popular eSports brands, has signed a book deal with publishers Harper Collins reportedly worth 'six figures'.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 14th 2016 at 2:54PM in News
Titan shuts down when sponsors back out after CS:GO hacking scandal

Titan shuts down when sponsors back out after CS:GO hacking scandal

Titan, one of the most well-known new multi-discipline eSports franchises of the last two years has shuttered its doors.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 14th 2016 at 2:04PM in News

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Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision has confirmed its acquisition of eSports giant Major League Gaming, and says it wants to create the 'ESPN of eSports'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:21PM in News
Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Vulcun has announced they are dropping the fantasy sports section of their eSports entertainment venture from January 14th.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 6th 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

League of Legends developer Riot Games has sold the entirety of its remaining shares to Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:06AM in News
Azubu finishes funding round to grow eSports network

Azubu finishes funding round to grow eSports network

Investors have provided Azubu €55m in the eSports company's latest round of funding.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 14th 2015 at 6:44PM in News

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Fans watched 360 million hours of the League of Legends World Championship

Fans watched 360 million hours of the League of Legends World Championship

The League of Legends World Championship 2015 broke a number of records for developer Riot.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 14th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
EA opens eSports division, headed by Peter Moore

EA opens eSports division, headed by Peter Moore

Current EA COO Peter Moore has landed a new role at the publisher, heading up a brand new eSports division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

The prize pool for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians World Championship has swelled to over $2m, 343 Industries has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 9th 2015 at 2:47AM in News
New Disney XD show to feature Mario Kart 8

New Disney XD show to feature Mario Kart 8

US digital and satellite cable network Disney XD will air an hour-long special featuring Mario Kart 8 competitions next week, Nintendo has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 2:21AM in News

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Nasty players won't be able to get new League of Legends loot

Nasty players won't be able to get new League of Legends loot

Toxic League of Legends players will be locked out of new content for the MOBA thanks to a new update.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2015 at 11:38AM in News
Halo World Championship 2016 starts in December, prize pool now $1.7m

Halo World Championship 2016 starts in December, prize pool now $1.7m

Microsoft has revealed that its Halo World Championship tournament will kick off at the start of this December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 19th 2015 at 2:20PM in News
Chinese eSports organisation Team DK shuts down

Chinese eSports organisation Team DK shuts down

One of the largest multi-discipline eSports organisations in China closed its doors yesterday as Team DK chose to disband all its squads.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Nov 17th 2015 at 1:30PM in News
The next Hearthstone expansion is coming out this week

The next Hearthstone expansion is coming out this week

Blizzard made a shock announcement at Blizzcon this weekend – there’s a new Hearthstone expansion, and it will be released this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 has been out for just over a week in The States and its in-game monetisation has already allowed players to crowdfund half a million dollars for the World ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Nov 5th 2015 at 2:33PM in News
Unikrn forms competitive integrity certification program for eSports

Unikrn forms competitive integrity certification program for eSports

eSports betting service Unikrn has introduced a new “competitive integrity certification” program to better address the growing issue of match fixing and other forms of cheating pervading pro gaming events.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 4th 2015 at 11:38AM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
PS4's eSports platform is called PlayStation Plus League

PS4's eSports platform is called PlayStation Plus League

In more news presumably intended to be revealed at Sony’s Paris Games Week conference tonight, details about the platform holder’s eSports platform have arrived online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 3:51PM in News
Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Tempo Storm already on the hunt for Overwatch teams

Some of the world’s top eSports teams are actively recruiting for teams to compete in Blizzard’s upcoming competitive shooter Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2015 at 11:58AM in News