Entries in 'esports' (39)

Razer eSports documentary coming soon

Razer eSports documentary coming soon

The first episode of a documentary following professional eSports players is set for release this Saturday.

on Nov 27th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Starcraft II player kicked from tournament for Twitter rape threat

Starcraft II player kicked from tournament for Twitter rape threat

A Ukrainian Starcraft II player has been disqualified from an eSports tournament for threatening to rape a female opponent on social media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2014 at 3:08PM in News
ESL app arrives on Xbox One

ESL app arrives on Xbox One

An app dedicated to eSports specialist Electronic Sports League (ESL) is now available on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2014 at 3:44PM in News
League of Legends World Championship draws 40,000 fans

League of Legends World Championship draws 40,000 fans

An audience of approximately 40,000 eSports fans were in attendance at the recently concluded League of Legends finals in Seoul, South Korea.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 21st 2014 at 6:02PM in News

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Sony unveils Official PlayStation League eSports platform

Sony unveils Official PlayStation League eSports platform

PlayStation is making its move in the eSports market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

Mobile eSports platform Skillz has raised $6m in its latest round of fundraising, money the company will use to help drive a user acquisition initiative for its partners.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 29th 2014 at 8:55PM in News
New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

Entertainment giant Endemol will launch a video games-dedicated YouTube channel this month.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2014 at 9:00AM in News
MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to competitive gaming peripherals and accessories

MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to competitive gaming peripherals and accessories

Playing titles competitively is becoming an increasingly desirable career for many gamers. MCV looks at the pro-gaming products you should be stocking

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 8th 2014 at 12:30PM in News

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ESPN president: 'eSports is not a sport'

ESPN president: 'eSports is not a sport'

One of the most powerful figures in sports broadcasting has questioned the rising legitimacy of eSports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 8th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
45,000 expected to attend League of Legends 2014 World Championship final

45,000 expected to attend League of Legends 2014 World Championship final

eSports could hit a new milestone next month when the League of Legends 2014 World Championship takes place in South Korea.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 12:11PM in News
Amazon to buy Twitch in $970m deal

Amazon to buy Twitch in $970m deal

Retail giant Amazon has agreed to buy Twitch for $970m in cash.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 25th 2014 at 9:08PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

ESports will play a major role in this year’s Call of Duty once again, and developer Sledgehammer has even hired competitive gamers to help.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 15th 2014 at 8:14AM in News

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

MCV @ GAMESCOM: How eSports went from joke to juggernaut

For many, it seems laughable that a free-to-play game could rank alongside iconic singers and global television shows in terms of popularity.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 13th 2014 at 4:14PM in News
eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

eSports: Behind the next billion-dollar industry

Competitive gaming is a big deal, generating millions upon millions of views and beginning to even outpace the rest of the games industry.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 11th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
ESPN in advanced talks with MLG to expand eSports coverage - report

ESPN in advanced talks with MLG to expand eSports coverage - report

ESPN is reportedly looking to expand its eSports coverage, following the performance of Valve's Dota 2 tournament The International on the cable sports network earlier this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2014 at 12:39AM in News

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IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

IeSF drops female ban for Hearthstone tournament

An upcoming Hearthstone tournament being run by the IeSF will no longer omit female players, although two other competitions remain female only.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 9:37AM in News
Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

The International 2014, this year's rendition of Valve's official Dota 2 tournament, has garnered more than $10m for its prize pool.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:04PM in News
eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 1:58PM in News
ESL teams up with MCM Expo for UK tournaments

ESL teams up with MCM Expo for UK tournaments

MCM has teamed up with the Electronic Sports League to launch what it hopes will be one of the biggest eSports events.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 12th 2014 at 12:29PM in News
Major League Gaming arena under construction in China

Major League Gaming arena under construction in China

Major League Gaming has partnered with a pair of Chinese corporations to build an eSports-dedicated arena near Hong Kong.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2014 at 9:55PM in News
Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Multiplay's gaming festival Insomnia51 scored its biggest ever crowd across the Easter weekend.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 30th 2014 at 4:36PM in News
Machinima's Ryan Wyatt joins MLG as VP of Programming

Machinima's Ryan Wyatt joins MLG as VP of Programming

Major League Gaming has reunited with eSports vet Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt, appointing the former Machinima boss as its new VP of Programming.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 18th 2014 at 4:55AM in News
EA wants to up its eSports game

EA wants to up its eSports game

eSports isn’t going away, and EA CEO Andrew Wilson wants his company to play a big part.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
Wargaming plans $10m eSports investment in 2014

Wargaming plans $10m eSports investment in 2014

Wargaming has pledged to invest $10m into World of Tanks' eSports presence this year, creating a dedicated team to head up that portion of the business.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 6th 2014 at 11:04PM in News