Entries in 'esports' (172)

Unikrn CEO pledges sponsorship to any pro LCS team with female member

Unikrn CEO pledges sponsorship to any pro LCS team with female member

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood has promised to sponsor any League of Legends team sporting a woman on their roster.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 1st 2015 at 4:59PM in News
ESL's Sean Charles on why sponsors are seeing the appeal of eSports

ESL's Sean Charles on why sponsors are seeing the appeal of eSports

Though the soul of eSports growth in the past few decades has been a grassroots community, the heart has certainly been increasing sponsorship.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 29th 2015 at 1:57PM in News
Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt's tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt's tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

This feature is the first in a series of articles exploring how leading streaming competitors are approaching the expanding market.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 27th 2015 at 3:04PM in News
24/7 eSports channel incoming from streaming firm DingIt

24/7 eSports channel incoming from streaming firm DingIt

New live-streaming service DingIt says it will launch a 24/7 eSports streaming channel. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 22nd 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

With exactly one month to go until the best Dota teams in the world face off in Frankfurt, MCV and eSports Pro have 14 tickets to give away to ESL ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News
UK eSports scene is 'absolutely' mature enough to support betting

UK eSports scene is 'absolutely' mature enough to support betting

eSports betting platform Unikrn has allayed fears of corruption as it launches its UK division.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 21st 2015 at 12:10PM in News
Nintendo World Championships US regional qualifiers detailed

Nintendo World Championships US regional qualifiers detailed

Nintendo has revealed US qualifiers for the company's recently announced Nintendo World Championships revival will take place later this month.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 19th 2015 at 7:47PM in News
Heroes of the Storm's Road to BlizzCon cements eSports focus

Heroes of the Storm's Road to BlizzCon cements eSports focus

Blizzard are planning a six-month coming out party for Heroes of the Storm with a series of qualifier tournaments for a final showdown at BlizzCon.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 15th 2015 at 2:44PM in News

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Heroes of the Storm World Championship Tournament to debut at BlizzCon 2015

Heroes of the Storm World Championship Tournament to debut at BlizzCon 2015

Blizzard has announced the first official global tournament series for its MOBA Heroes of the Storm will take place later this year at BlizzCon 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 15th 2015 at 2:30AM in News
Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL's season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

MTG has reportedly acquired ESL

Reports online suggest that Swedish media organisation Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired Germany’s Turtle Entertainment, owner of the Electronic Sports League (ESL).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 12:09PM in News
Blizzards hands out free cards to EU Hearthstone players

Blizzards hands out free cards to EU Hearthstone players

European players of Blizzard’s card game Hearthstone have been offered a sweetener to apologise for recent disruptions to the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2015 at 10:22AM in News

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WarGaming's Mohamed Fadl on revolutionising eSports income

WarGaming's Mohamed Fadl on revolutionising eSports income

After last month's second successful World of Tanks Grand Final, we talked to WarGaming.net's head of eSports to find out how the company plans to revolutionise player income.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 8th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
'eSports', 'permadeath' and 'dox' added to the dictionary

'eSports', 'permadeath' and 'dox' added to the dictionary

Dictionary.com has added a number of gaming and technology centric words to its listings.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 10:23AM in News
Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve has revealed the ten teams to receive direct invites to the prestigious annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, with a current prize pool of $6.3m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 7th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

New data from Superdata shows that the eSports market currently boasts an audience of 134m, with the business generating $612m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:58PM in News

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ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

ESL's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 event attracts big viewer numbers

Mortal Kombat has made its mark in the competitive eSports scene following the success of the ESL’s Fatal 8 tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

Legal ruling could boost eSports validity, but that might not help ESPN ratings

The brain is a muscle, right? Whether or not a court agrees with this could decide whether eSports takes another big step towards a perceived legitimacy as a sport.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2015 at 3:23PM in News
Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat 'lazy stereotypes'

Pro-gaming’s desire to be classified as a ‘real’ sport may be one step closer to fruition, following a deal struck between an eSports body and a global athletics organisation.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:10AM in News
eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

eSports betting agency Unikrn launches

Former Microsoft exec Rahul Sood's new company Unikrn is an eSports betting platform. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 29th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA join forces for $1m CS:GO league

ESL and ESEA, the largest North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league provider, are working together on a league with a prize pool of $1million.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:35PM in News
Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

Wrist injury forces Hai Lam to retire from Cloud9

League of Legends and eSports star Hai Lam has been forced to retire after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
ESPN radio host: "I'll retire if I'm ever forced to cover video games"

ESPN radio host: "I'll retire if I'm ever forced to cover video games"

The love/hate relationship between sports broadcaster ESPN and eSports continues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Valve announces year-round Dota 2 Major Championships

Valve announces year-round Dota 2 Major Championships

Valve has taken a more direct role in Dota's eSports calendar by announcing three more officially sponsored championships to join The International.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 25th 2015 at 11:09AM in News