Entries in 'esports' (140)

Next Hearthstone expansion named and dated, smartphone version release nears

Next Hearthstone expansion named and dated, smartphone version release nears

Blizzard has said that the next Hearthstone expansion will be called Blackrock Mountain and will be released in April.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 10:38AM in News
PC MOBA Gigantic also coming to Xbox One, with cross-play

PC MOBA Gigantic also coming to Xbox One, with cross-play

Motiga’s in-development MOBA title Gigantic will feature cross-play across Xbox One and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2015 at 2:41PM in News
Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Opinion: GAME gamble on eSports is a safe bet

Any investment in eSports is often viewed as a risk.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 11:00AM in News
'GAME will turbocharge eSports in the UK'

'GAME will turbocharge eSports in the UK'

GAME’s £20m swoop for Multiplay can transform eSports in the UK, say leading industry execs.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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League of Legends to reward 'friendly' players with bonus Influence Points

League of Legends to reward 'friendly' players with bonus Influence Points

League of Legends is taking steps against hostility in its community by encouraging players to work together.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

Could Multiplay acquisition be a Game-changing move?

This morning's announcement that UK retailer GAME Digital were to acquire events organiser Multiplay for £20m came as a shock for more than a few reasons.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
One in five eSports fans would pay $200 for event tickets - Eventbrite survey

One in five eSports fans would pay $200 for event tickets - Eventbrite survey

Live event marketplace Eventbrite has released the results of a recently conducted eSports event survey that includes a few notable findings for the industry to take note of.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 7:41PM in News
Riot says it will protect League of Legends players from unauthorised spectator streaming

Riot says it will protect League of Legends players from unauthorised spectator streaming

League of Legends developer Riot has been forced to wade into a messy rights dispute involving the gameplay streaming of popular player Sanghyuk ‘Faker’ Lee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 4:00PM in News

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GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

GAME acquires Multiplay for £20m

Retailer GAME has made a big move into the eSports and events space by acquiring Multiplay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 9:07AM in News
Syndicate, Ali-A and DanTDM to star in September's Legends of Gaming Live

Syndicate, Ali-A and DanTDM to star in September's Legends of Gaming Live

A number of YouTube’s brightest names have been confirmed for the inaugural Legends of Gaming Live tournament and exhibition this September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:17PM in News
Kinguin drafts all-stars for weekly Hearthstone league

Kinguin drafts all-stars for weekly Hearthstone league

PC games code retailer Kinguin has announced the formation of the first weekly Hearthstone league – and many of the game’s biggest eSports stars are already on board.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:52AM in News
Reynad: False MagicAmy accusations a huge setback for women in eSports

Reynad: False MagicAmy accusations a huge setback for women in eSports

Tempo Storm’s Andrey ‘Reynad’ Yanyuk has lashed out at what he says are the baseless accusations levelled at one of his players, Hyerim ‘MagicAmy’ Lee.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2015 at 8:23AM in News

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Nvidia is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament

Nvidia is hosting its own Hearthstone tournament

$25,000 is up for grabs at an upcoming Nvidia-organised Hearthstone tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Twitch COO: eSports is here to stay

Twitch COO: eSports is here to stay

The debate surrounding the legitimacy of eSports as a sport is over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 12:04PM in News
Warhammer 40,000 gets the MOBA treatment

Warhammer 40,000 gets the MOBA treatment

Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 is getting another video game outing – this time as a PC MOBA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:21PM in News
ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL continues a raft of big eSports investments today with news that the $250,000 ESL Frankfurt Dota tournament this June will be the first in a 12-month series totalling $1m ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 24th 2015 at 5:00PM in News

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The LANXESS arena in Cologne

ESL hosting $250,000 CS:GO tournament in Cologne stadium

ESL announced today the "world's largest" Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will be held this August in Cologne's LANXESS arena for a $250,000 prize pool.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 19th 2015 at 5:29PM in News
eSports secures Norwegian TV spot

eSports secures Norwegian TV spot

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster TV 2 has agreed to broadcast a full eSports season.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 4:19PM in News
Allegations surround identity of Hearthstone pro MagicAmy

Allegations surround identity of Hearthstone pro MagicAmy

ESL Legendary Series winner Hyerim ‘MagicAmy’ Lee is not a real person, according to accusation flying around the internet today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2015 at 3:46PM in News
Sony partners with Capcom Pro Tour for 2015 season

Sony partners with Capcom Pro Tour for 2015 season

Capcom has detailed its 2015 Pro Tour fighting game circuit schedule, with the eSports organization offering up a prize pool of $500,000 this season.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2015 at 7:08PM in News
D!ngIt challenges Twitch superiority with weekly tournaments

D!ngIt challenges Twitch superiority with weekly tournaments

Game streaming newcomer D!ngIt.TV has announced a weekly rota of tournaments for five eSports titles, in a bid to establish themselves as serious competition for Twitch viewer share.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 18th 2015 at 1:45PM in News
The UK is getting its first dedicated eSports arena next month

The UK is getting its first dedicated eSports arena next month

Gfinity has confirmed that the UK’s first dedicated eSports arena will be opened next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

ESL reveals biggest UK tournament for CS:GO and LoL

The ESL UK Premiership, the company's largest tournament since 2010, has been announced today for UK-only Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends players to win £12,000.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 16th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Valve’s MOBA title Dota 2 hit an important milestone over the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:01PM in News
INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports - and what's next for the sector

INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports - and what's next for the sector

After 12 years in the financial industry, Steve Arhancet made a leap into the then nascent world of professional gaming. Now he's the co-owner of one of the world's best-known ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:00PM in News