Tag Archives: chris-higgins

Gfinity running eSports tournaments at EGX with $110,000 of prizes

Gfinity have partnered with EGX organisers Gamer Network to run StarCraft 2 and CS:GO tournaments at the Birmingham event. The expo, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 24 to 27 September, will now feature an eSports arena for up to "tens of thousands" of fans. The competitions will feature the …

Read More »

Hi-Rez COO Todd Harris on eSports prize splits and Xbox One

Smite developer Hi-Rez Studios is turning focus more on the sustainability of eSports as they push to bring MOBAs to console. Chief Operating Officer of the Atlanta-based company, Todd Harris, told eSports Pro that last month’s decision to cap the World Championship prize pool at $1m was made in order …

Read More »

Evo 2015 draws 250,000+ viewers for climactic finals

The premier fighting game tournament of the year, Evo, drew more than 250,000 Twitch viewers to see Momochi win Ultra Street Fighter 4 last night. The three-day event broke multiple viewership records during previous finals, which saw Smash Bros. Melee becoming the most watched fighting game event with 206,839 viewers …

Read More »

Smash Bros. EVO broadcaster refuses to show player’s YouPorn sponsor tag

Twitch broadcasters VideoGameBootCamp have refused to allow a Smash Bros. player to use the in-game tag of their sponsors, YouPorn. Melee player Jason "Bizz" Yoon, who was signed by the "Team YP" eSports branch of the popular adult video streaming site last month, declared the situation last night over Twitter. …

Read More »

Hi-Rez announces Smite Xbox One invitational alongside SWC 2016

The Smite World Championships 2016 will comprise of both a PC and Xbox One tournament when it returns to Atlanta’s Cobb Performing Arts Centre on January 7-10 . Hi-Rez Studios revealed the championships, now renamedSmite World Championship Presented By Xbox One, will test players of the original PC title and …

Read More »

Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m

The total prize pool for Hi-Rez Studios’ Smite World Championships has been capped at $1m, according to President Stewart Chisam. The $1m limitation is less than half of the total from this year’s SWC – which awarded $2.6m in prize money to eight top teams in January – and also …

Read More »

DreamHack brings $40,000 eSports Open to London in September

DreamHack, the originally Swedish LAN party that has evolved into a premiere stop on the eSports calendar, is coming to London’s Copper Box in September. The weekend of the 19-20 September marks the first time DreamHack has set foot in the UK, making the country the seventh outside of their …

Read More »

eSports betting site Unikrn raises $7m in Series A funding

The global eSports betting site Unikrn, founded by ex-Microsoft Ventures GM Rahul Sood, has raised $7m in its Series A funding round. The investment was led by Jonathan Teo and Justin Caldbeck ofBinary Capital, early investors in Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and multiple other successful tech startups. This round brings total …

Read More »

Team Secret on independence and why they’re seeking sponsorship

After taking their fourth major Dota 2 title in a row at ESL One Frankfurt last weekend, Team Secret are ready to finally take on sponsorship. Team manager Matt "CyborgMatt" Bailey explained the core ideals of Team Secret to eSports Pro at the ESL event, and their unique approach to …

Read More »

Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

After crashing out of ESL One Frankfurt early last weekend, Alliance’sJonathan "Loda" Berg is considering rebuilding the team after a brief break. The team, operated under Alex Garfield’s GoodGame organisation, dominated the Dota pro scene throughout 2013 and early 2014, with a win at Valve’s pretigious tournament The International 3. …

Read More »