Tag Archives: esports

ESL app arrives on Xbox One

An app dedicated to eSports specialist Electronic Sports League (ESL) is now available on Xbox One. It allows users to watch live eSports events either on the TV or on a second screen. Gamers can also use it to find potential opponents and swap contact information so they can connect …

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League of Legends World Championship draws 40,000 fans

An audience of approximately 40,000 eSports fans were in attendance at the recently concluded League of Legends finals in Seoul, South Korea. The BBC reports Seoul’s World Cup Stadium was filled to capacity for the final match between Star Horn Royal Club and eventual winning team Samsung White – which …

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Sony unveils Official PlayStation League eSports platform

PlayStation is making its move in the eSports market. Hardcoregamer reports that the Official PlayStation League was announced at a Spanish press event and will debut in Spain tomorrow (October 16th). A rollout in Portugal and Italy will follow shortly after and, presumably, a wider European expansion will follow shortly …

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US startup Skillz raises $6m for mobile eSports

Mobile eSports platform Skillz has raised $6m in its latest round of fundraising, money the company will use to help drive a user acquisition initiative for its partners. Skillz currently runs around 50,000 daily competitions and pays out around $10,000 a day in tournament prizes to participating mobile users. The …

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New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

Entertainment giant Endemol will launch a video games-dedicated YouTube channel this month. The firm’s ‘global premium channel network’ Endemol Beyond will launch Legends of Gaming, a UK eSports channel that will be fronted by YouTube star Ali A. The channel will see up-and-coming and established YouTube personalities battle it out …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to competitive gaming peripherals and accessories

Playing titles competitively is becoming an increasingly desirable career for many gamers. MCV looks at the pro-gaming products you should be stocking You’ve seen it online, you’ve read it in the very pages of MCV – eSports is big business. The rapid explosion of interest in gamers playing and watching …

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ESPN president: ‘eSports is not a sport’

One of the most powerful figures in sports broadcasting has questioned the rising legitimacy of eSports. Re/code reports that ESPN president John Skipper has said that eSports is not a sport”, adding: It’s a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.” …

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45,000 expected to attend League of Legends 2014 World Championship final

eSports could hit a new milestone next month when the League of Legends 2014 World Championship takes place in South Korea. Riot Games’ EVP of eSports Dustin Beck told Polygon that the Grand Final, scheduled to take place in Seoul on October 19th, is expected to sell out the Sangam …

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Amazon to buy Twitch in $970m deal

Retail giant Amazon has agreed to buy Twitch for $970m in cash. The retail giant swoops in for the firm, which was widely believed to have been an acquisition target for Google. Twitch is a major live-streaming platform for games, and one that has benefited hugely from eSports. It is …

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MCV @ GAMESCOM: Call of Duty devs hired eSports experts for Advanced Warfare

ESportswill play a major role in this year’s Call of Duty once again, and developer Sledgehammer has even hired competitive gamers to help. However, lead multiplayer designer Greg Reisdorf says that they didn’t always take the feedback on-board, because the game has to be fun for all of its fans. …

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