Tag Archives: esports

Twitch edges out TV as traffic soars

A big weekend for eSports events meant streaming video service Twitch had its most popular day yet. By the end of Sunday, August 11th, Twitch.tv had clocked more than 4.5m unique viewers as gamers logged on to watch streaming video feeds of events like World Championship Series Season 2 Regional …

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Latest Major League Gaming event breaks attendance records

Major League Gaming’s latest Pro Circuit event hit new heights in terms of attendance, the organization has revealed. Fans and competitors combined to make up 21,000 attendees at the three-day Spring Championship in Anaheim, California – which the league states sets a new record for the largest crowd in the …

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INTERVIEW: GameSpot’s ambitions for eSports and video shows

CBS Interactive’s SVP David Rice tells MCV why the site is focusing more on original video content and professional gaming. How has the games media market changed in 2012, and how has GameSpot adapted? On the news and information side of games media, it is a tale of two stories. …

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Jet Li talks up eSports’ credentials

Chinese film star and martial artist Jet Li has argued that eSports are very much a ‘sport’ in the proper sense of the word. If poker card games and chess both have the players sitting down and are considered sports, why not virtual gaming as well?” Li said in a …

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Multiplay ready for UK eSports boom

This is the year of eSports in the UK, says event specialist Multiplay. The iSeries organiser claims the widespread popularity of games has raised the profile of professional gaming, and that consumers are turning to eSports titles as new releases dry up at retail. Gaming in general is now more …

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League of Legends sees another massive player spike

League of Legends developer Riot Games has announced its MOBA sensation is now peaking in excess of 5m concurrent players. PCGamersN reports Riot’s latest figure dwarfs Steam’s biggest offering, Dota 2, at just 300k concurrent players. In fact, Steam itself just recently hit 6.6m concurrent users; so the eSports hit …

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