Entries in 'esports' (46)

Gfinity's IPO debut raises £3.5m

Gfinity's IPO debut raises £3.5m

UK eSports firm Gfinity has debuted on London Stock Exchange’s AIM today, raising £3.5m.

on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:59AM in News
Watch the third episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

Watch the third episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

The second and final instalment in Razer’s three-part eSports documentary has hit the web.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
Watch the second episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

Watch the second episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

The second instalment in Razer’s three-part eSports documentary has hit the web.

on Dec 8th 2014 at 12:07PM in News
YouPorn sponsors eSports team Play2Win

YouPorn sponsors eSports team Play2Win

Adult website YouPorn has announced its new sponsorship deal with Spain-based eSports team Play2Win, which will compete this weekend at the Gamergy eSports event.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 4th 2014 at 6:00AM in News

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27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

Riot has revealed that 27m unique viewers streamed coverage of the League of Legends 2014 Finals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 2nd 2014 at 4:00PM in News
UK eSports firm Gfinity prepares to IPO, will build UK's first eSports arena

UK eSports firm Gfinity prepares to IPO, will build UK's first eSports arena

In a move that highlights the extent of the sometimes quiet growth of eSports, UK company Gfinity is preparing to float.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 1:08PM in News
Watch the first episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games right now

Watch the first episode of Razer eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games right now

The first instalment in Razer’s three-part eSports documentary has hit the web.

on Nov 29th 2014 at 2:30PM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
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