Entries in 'esports' (156)

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

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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

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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
Legends of Gaming Live tickets available now

Legends of Gaming Live tickets available now

Tickets are now available for Endemol’s Legends of Gaming Live, which takes place this September at Alexandra Palace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Mastertronic MD Andy Payne joins EGL board

Mastertronic MD Andy Payne joins EGL board

Industry veteran Andy Payne has joined the board of eSports firm European Gaming League (EGL).

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 11:17AM in News
ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

ESPN to air live Heroes of the Storm finals this weekend in the US

eSports will take another big step this weekend when a competition final will be aired live on US cable TV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:43AM in News

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Middle Eastern eSports league launches

Middle Eastern eSports league launches

European eSports organisation EGL has announced plans to launch in the Gulf and MENA regions.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:29AM in News
League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

A slew of newcomers to the MOBA genre will do little to disrupt League of Legends’ dominance of the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News
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Trig eSports sponsor under investigation by Swedish Economic Crimes Bureau

Trig Social Media, sponsor of Smite and League of Legends teams and the highest-grossing StarCraft II player in the world, is under investigation by multiple European financial authorities for 'suspicions ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 21st 2015 at 1:41PM in News
The Sun makes entry into eSports with two-year Gfinity partnership

The Sun makes entry into eSports with two-year Gfinity partnership

The owner of national tabloid The Sun has made its first move into the pro-gaming sector by backing eSports organisation Gfinity for the next two years.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 21st 2015 at 12:51PM in News

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Record viewer numbers for Viagame's second Hearthstone House Cup

Record viewer numbers for Viagame's second Hearthstone House Cup

Viagame’s second ever Hearthstone House Cup last month saw viewer numbers jump 400 per cent compared to its first event.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2015 at 1:32PM in News
FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT, the competitive platform that gives players a chance to earn points and prizes, is adapting their league to suit pro Dota players needs, too.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:12PM in News
MLG.tv enjoys 253% viewer jump

MLG.tv enjoys 253% viewer jump

eSports organisation Major League Gaming has reported strong growth for its online MLG.tv platform.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
SSE Arena at Wembley hosting LoL

League of Legends Worlds coming to London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe, and will be filling out stadiums in London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 9th 2015 at 5:14PM in News
The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

From VR to 4K, eSports to free-to-play, there has never been a better time to be gaming on PC.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

ESL One Katowice breaks Twitch record with million-viewer weekend

The Intel Extreme Masters and ESL One weekend in Katowice last month broke the Twitch concurrent viewership record as more than 1m people tuned in to watch.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 5:11PM in News
Smite's year-long bans on pro players are harsh, but fair

Smite's year-long bans on pro players are harsh, but fair

Five competitive Smite players have received professional suspensions of up to one year for account sharing, Hi-Rez Studios announced yesterday.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 8th 2015 at 12:57PM in News
Warner Bros reveals Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program

Warner Bros reveals Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program

Three major Mortal Kombat X pro tournaments will take place starting next month with a combined prize pool of $100,000, Warner Bros has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 31st 2015 at 4:20AM in News
Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

Reddit mods sign League of Legends NDA with Riot

It has emerged that most of the moderation team of the League of Legends subreddit have signed up to a non-disclosure agreement with developer Riot Games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:44AM in News