Entries in 'must reads' (34)

Cashplay Partner with Multiplay to Provide Mobile eSports Tournaments at Insomnia55

Cashplay Partner with Multiplay to Provide Mobile eSports Tournaments at Insomnia55

Cashplay, the global mobile eSports platform, is partnering with UK-based Multiplay to provide real money mobile tournaments for the expected 40,000 gaming fans attending this weekend’s 55th edition of the ...

on Aug 31st 2015 at 3:54PM in News
Valve feels its strongest form of communication with Dota 2 players is software

Valve feels its strongest form of communication with Dota 2 players is software

After deciding to skip the Diretide event during Halloween 2013 and failing to reveal the decision to Dota 2 players, Valve promised it would communicate better with players in the ...

on Aug 31st 2015 at 3:53PM in News
Ashton Kutcher invests in eSports betting pioneer Unikrn

Ashton Kutcher invests in eSports betting pioneer Unikrn

Unikrn announced earlier this summer that it raised $7 million in venture capital from Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban.

on Aug 31st 2015 at 3:52PM in News
LawBreakers makes way for new kind of eSport

LawBreakers makes way for new kind of eSport

The arena shooter isn’t a new concept by any means. In the past we’ve had Team Fortress (not strictly an arena shooter) and Quake, which were both successful in their ...

on Aug 31st 2015 at 3:51PM in News

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Corsair Launches Team Dignitas Gaming Mouse and Mat

Corsair Launches Team Dignitas Gaming Mouse and Mat

In collaboration with eSports Team Dignitas, Corsair has revealed a Team Dignitas Edition gaming mouse and mat which are also available for ordering right now.

on Aug 31st 2015 at 3:49PM in News
Can Nintendo make Splatoon an eSport?

Can Nintendo make Splatoon an eSport?

Gaming giant Nintendo is no stranger to eSports – it’s helping to foster a seriously competitive scene around Super Smash Bros– but it’s taken the intervention of another ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:49PM in News
The Emerging Sector Everyone in VC Is Talking About...And Doesn't Understand

The Emerging Sector Everyone in VC Is Talking About...And Doesn't Understand

Most people I talk to are genuinely confused by eSports.  I often hear, "who in their right mind watches this stuff?", or "those nerdy dudes make how much money!?"  The incredulity ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 1:48PM in News
Twitch hits 2 million concurrent viewers milestone

Twitch hits 2 million concurrent viewers milestone

Streaming service Twitch passed a big milestone over the weekend, hitting two million concurrent viewers on Sunday 23 August.

on Aug 27th 2015 at 12:46PM in News

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As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

As mobile gaming stagnates, people are spending less time (and more money) playing games

The top games on mobile in 2015 are the same games that were at the top of the charts in 2012 — and that incessant domination of just a handful ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:45AM in News
YouTube Gaming won't take Twitch's crown unless it gets serious about eSports

YouTube Gaming won't take Twitch's crown unless it gets serious about eSports

Google is set to launch its YouTube Gaming service tomorrow (August 26th), putting it in direct competition with Amazon's livestreaming giant Twitch - but how will they differ and what ...

on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:44AM in News
The Big Money Business of Esports and Video Games

The Big Money Business of Esports and Video Games

Riot Games Vice President of Esports Dustin Beck discusses “League of Legends” growing audience with Brad Stone on “Bloomberg West.”

on Aug 25th 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Pics Of A Massive Weekend In ESports

Pics Of A Massive Weekend In ESports

One weekend. Two events. Three countries, three stadiums.

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 2:39PM in News

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How Coke teamed up with the most popular eSports game in the world

How Coke teamed up with the most popular eSports game in the world

Coke has spent the past two years connecting to eSports fans through Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series.

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 1:38PM in News
AlphaDraft nets new partnership with Hi-Rez Studios

AlphaDraft nets new partnership with Hi-Rez Studios

Fantasy sports giant AlphaDraft have announced a new partnership with developer Hi-Rez Studios for the SMITE Pro League

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 12:36PM in News
Will eSports PED Testing Protect Players, Or Deflect Blame?

Will eSports PED Testing Protect Players, Or Deflect Blame?

When competitive video game players gather in Germany this weekend for ESL One Cologne, the world's largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament, they will be subjected to an E-sports first: the ...

on Aug 23rd 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Splatoon Esports Tournament Series Launched In Japan, As US Receives Transformers Splatfest

Splatoon Esports Tournament Series Launched In Japan, As US Receives Transformers Splatfest

Splatoon has legitimately become eSports, as Tokaigi Game Show has revealed a major tournament series in Japan.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 3:48PM in News

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SMITE is out today on Xbox One and its first eSports tournament is coming in October

SMITE is out today on Xbox One and its first eSports tournament is coming in October

SMITE, the free-to-play mythology-themed MOBA from Hi-Rez Studios, has launched on Xbox One.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:52PM in News
Red Bull Experiments With Eye-Tracking Technology Through eSports

Red Bull Experiments With Eye-Tracking Technology Through eSports

Red Bull is bullish–pun intended–about several emerging sports, especially this one: eSports.

on Aug 19th 2015 at 1:53PM in News
Gfinity at EGX: $100,000 on the line

Gfinity at EGX: $100,000 on the line

Counter-Strike teams, Virtus.Pro, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Team EnvyUs, along with a whole host of the world's best StarCraft II players, are set to descend upon the ...

on Aug 19th 2015 at 12:54PM in News
In The Eye Of The 'Tempo Storm'

In The Eye Of The 'Tempo Storm'

The blinds are closed, the lights are on and the air conditioning is pumping into the second floor of a rented five-bedroom home in suburban Phoenix. Anime posters and an ...

on Aug 16th 2015 at 2:50PM in News
Cloud9 disbands its Dota 2 team

Cloud9 disbands its Dota 2 team

After a poor showing at The International 2015, the Cloud9 Dota 2 team has been officially disbanded. Word of the split came first from Rasmus "Misery" Filipsen, whoGamespresso ...

on Aug 16th 2015 at 1:49PM in News
Saintvicious AMA Roundup: "I've taken a step back later in my career but I always try to be honest."

Saintvicious AMA Roundup: "I've taken a step back later in my career but I always try to be honest."

When asked about his takeaway from the Navy and esports, Saint replied, "I grew up with 3 sisters and a mom so. The navy kind of gave me that having ...

on Aug 16th 2015 at 12:48PM in News
Aui_2000 kicked, Arteezy returns to EG

Aui_2000 kicked, Arteezy returns to EG

A week after winning The International on home soil, American team Evil Geniuses looks to shock the world once more.

on Aug 16th 2015 at 11:46AM in News
Pro gamers are being held back by Australia's dismal Internet

Pro gamers are being held back by Australia's dismal Internet

In early August, an American team of professional gamers made headlines when they won themselves a US$6.6 million prize playing the online video game Dota 2. The money in  ...

on Aug 16th 2015 at 10:40AM in News
YouTube is now better at live streaming than Twitch

YouTube is now better at live streaming than Twitch

The Dota 2 International Championships took place last week, determining the winner of the grand Aegis of the Immortal trophy and distributing $18.4 million in prize money among the 16 ...

on Aug 10th 2015 at 2:40PM in News