Entries in 'esports' (313)

eGames

UK government backs the Olympics of eSports

Today the International eGames Committee, which is backed by the British government, announced the eGames, a new international eSports event.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 6th 2016 at 4:10PM in News
Dota 2 VR

Valve shows off Dota 2's VR spectator mode

To coincide with the launch of the HTC Vive, the first Steam VR device, Valve created multiple videos to show what the hardware can do, one of which gave a ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 6th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
League of Legends World Finals

Bwin predicts that more bets will be placed on League of Legends than Champions League

Online betting company bwin has predicted that more bets will be placed on League of Legends in 2016 than on the winner of the UEFA Champions League.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 5th 2016 at 8:15AM in News
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Streaming platform Hitbox partners with ESL, DreamHack and Wargaming

eSports streaming platform Hitbox has announced new partnerships to secure content from ESL, DreamHack and Wargaming.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 4th 2016 at 5:05PM in News

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The Aegis of Champions

Valve announces August date for Dota 2 International

Valve has announced that the main event of The International 6 will take place August 8th – August 13th at the Key Arena in Seattle, with tickets going on sale April ...

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Apr 1st 2016 at 3:04PM in News
eSports Industry Awards to hit London November 21st

eSports Industry Awards to hit London November 21st

The debut eSports Industry Awards will arrive in London on November 21st at London hotspot The Brewery.

on Mar 21st 2016 at 9:39AM in News
Azubu grabs exclusive rights to ESL content

Azubu grabs exclusive rights to ESL content

Streaming platform Azubu will be the only place to watch certain ESL eSports coverage following the agreement of a two-year deal between the pair.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 12:51PM in News
$2.5m Halo World Championship prize pot is biggest for an eSports first-person shooter yet

$2.5m Halo World Championship prize pot is biggest for an eSports first-person shooter yet

Microsoft has announced that the prize pool for its Halo World Championship now stands at a cool $2.5 million.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 23rd 2016 at 12:54PM in News

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GAME buys Spanish eSports platform SocialNAT

GAME buys Spanish eSports platform SocialNAT

Retailer GAME has made another big eSports purchase, this time in Spain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2016 at 10:22AM in News
VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

VfL Wolfsburg signs English 22-year-old for FIFA eSports team

Bundesliga team VfL Wolfsburg has signed an English youngster to play as part of its FIFA eSports team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Blizzard ushers in big changes to Hearthstone

Many of the most popular cards in the Hearthstone library will be excluded from what Blizzard will position as the new standard ranked play mode for its card battler.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:04PM in News
Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard pumping $4m into Heroes of the Storm eSports circuit

Blizzard are fronting $4m in total across this year's spring, summer and fall seasons of MOBA Heroes of the Storm.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 3:29PM in News

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Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

Ex-TSM Counter-Strike players form Astralis, become co-owners

A Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team has become the latest eSports squad to self-organise and determine their own future.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 19th 2016 at 2:47PM in News
Insomnia 57

Insomnia 57

In Events Mar 25th 2016 - Mar 28th 2016 in Birmingham

Multiplay’s Insomnia eSports event returns to Birmingham’s NEC, featuring pro-gaming events and the UK’s biggest LAN party

Final Dota 2 Major to be held in Manila

Final Dota 2 Major to be held in Manila

The last of three new Valve-hosted Dota 2 Major events is to be held this June in Manila, in the Philippines.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:23PM in News
OpTic Gaming signs 'six-figure' book deal with Harper Collins

OpTic Gaming signs 'six-figure' book deal with Harper Collins

OpTic Gaming, one of the most popular eSports brands, has signed a book deal with publishers Harper Collins reportedly worth 'six figures'.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 14th 2016 at 2:54PM in News

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Titan shuts down when sponsors back out after CS:GO hacking scandal

Titan shuts down when sponsors back out after CS:GO hacking scandal

Titan, one of the most well-known new multi-discipline eSports franchises of the last two years has shuttered its doors.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 14th 2016 at 2:04PM in News
Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision buys MLG to 'create the ESPN of eSports'

Activision has confirmed its acquisition of eSports giant Major League Gaming, and says it wants to create the 'ESPN of eSports'.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:21PM in News
Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Fantasy sports dropped by Vulcun

Vulcun has announced they are dropping the fantasy sports section of their eSports entertainment venture from January 14th.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jan 6th 2016 at 2:53PM in News
Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

Tencent takes full ownership of Riot Games

League of Legends developer Riot Games has sold the entirety of its remaining shares to Tencent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:06AM in News
Azubu finishes funding round to grow eSports network

Azubu finishes funding round to grow eSports network

Investors have provided Azubu €55m in the eSports company's latest round of funding.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 14th 2015 at 6:44PM in News
Fans watched 360 million hours of the League of Legends World Championship

Fans watched 360 million hours of the League of Legends World Championship

The League of Legends World Championship 2015 broke a number of records for developer Riot.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 14th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
EA opens eSports division, headed by Peter Moore

EA opens eSports division, headed by Peter Moore

Current EA COO Peter Moore has landed a new role at the publisher, heading up a brand new eSports division.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2015 at 10:18AM in News
Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

Halo World Championship prize pool surpasses $2m

The prize pool for the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians World Championship has swelled to over $2m, 343 Industries has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 9th 2015 at 2:47AM in News
New Disney XD show to feature Mario Kart 8

New Disney XD show to feature Mario Kart 8

US digital and satellite cable network Disney XD will air an hour-long special featuring Mario Kart 8 competitions next week, Nintendo has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 2:21AM in News