Tag Archives: esports

Twitch: ‘New generation of gamers don’t want to read’

Game Informer and Gamereactor may be entering the UK, but according to TV giant Twitch, gamers don’t want new magazines, they want video. The US firm is like ‘YouTube for video games’, but specialises in live video and eSports. Its 23m unique monthly users watch 6bn minutes of video a …

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Call of Duty ramps up eSports plans with $1m tournament

Activision says it is about to ‘forever change the face of eSports’ with a new Call of Duty competition Call of Duty: Black Ops II is bidding to become a major player in the eSports scene, which is currently dominated by games like StarCraft II and League of Legends. And …

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Sony and MLG partnership brings Planetside 2 to eSports arena

Sony Online Entertainment and Major League Gaming have announced an agreement to integrate PlanetSide 2 into eSports events. The partnership will bring original PlanetSide 2 programming to MLG’s site and Twitch.tv channel, with details and a programing set to arrive in a matter of weeks. Additionally, players in the MMOFPS …

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eSports team Quantic Gaming shut down as investors pull funding – report

North American eSports team Quantic Gaming has been disbanded after investors pulled the organization’s funding. Gamespot reports that while an official announcement has yet to be made, several team members have taken to social networks to share their thoughts. Apparently the investors ripping of the funds came without warning, as …

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The eSports Phenomenon: The state of pro-gaming in the UK

The UK eSports scene has been around for the best part of 20 years And Craig Fletcher has been involved in it since 1994, running his own Doom 2 league. By 1997 he set-up Multiplay. The firm may be best known for its Insomnia gaming tournaments, but Multiplay also does …

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The eSports Phenomenon: Headsets and hand grenades

Pro-gaming can be an expensive hobby. Competitive gamers are the sort of people willing to splash hunderds of pounds on a mouse or a headset. These products are often fully customisable and designed to give players that extra edge in the heat of battle. And manufacturers are clambering to get …

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The eSports Phenomenon: How to build an eSports title with Valve and Ubisoft

The biggest eSports games on the market today are StarCraft II, Dota 2 and League of Legends. But these games haven’t made it as eSports titles by accident. The likes of Blizzard, Valve, Riot Games and Ubisoft have created content, features and modes designed specifically for the competitive gaming market. …

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The eSports Phenomenon: Living the life of a sports star

The eSports events themselves are sights to behold. Take for instance the glitzy IGN Pro League finals in Las Vegas, where gamers are celebrities and fans are tripping over themselves to get close to the stars. That particular event is one of the most interesting and coolest I have been …

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When will eSports start making money?

It’s attracting an audience in the tens of millions and the attention of video game giants Valve, Riot, Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft. So why is it struggling to generate money? And why isn’t the mainstream media talking about it? Christopher Dring investigates Do you remember ShootMania at Ubisoft’s E3 press …

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