Tag Archives: pro-gaming

‘We can unlock big sponsors for pro gaming’, says EA

EA says its games can win over big name brands such as Coke and Visa for the pro-gaming industry. Although there has been an increase in non-games brands investing in eSports, many big firms have held off advertising or sponsoring major events – despite the huge audience of young people …

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Can the BBC finally take eSports to the mainstream?

The BBC’s investment in eSports marks a potential turning point for the sector, leading experts say. For the first time in the UK, competitive gaming will no longer be the reserve of specialist streaming services but will instead be widely accessible thanks to the broadcast of the League of Legends …

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Nintendo executive set to compete in Super Smash Bros tournament at Evo 2015

It seems that Nintendo’s hesitance over promoting Super Smash Bros as a competitive fighting series is coming to an end. The firm has long struggled with its fans’ desire to play entries in the ensemble brawler franchise at pro-gaming tournaments, attempting to halt the streaming of Super Smash Bros Melee …

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UK eSports scene is ‘absolutely’ mature enough to support betting

eSports betting platform Unikrn has allayed fears of corruption as it launches its UK division. Established by former-Microsoft exec Rahul Sood last November, the firm has partnered with Australian wagering outlet Tabcorp to allow UK consumers to watch and place bets on pro-gaming. There’s never been a better time to …

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Athletics and eSports governing bodies unite in effort to combat ‘lazy stereotypes’

Pro-gaming’s desire to be classified as a ‘real’ sport may be one step closer to fruition, following a deal struck between an eSports body and a global athletics organisation. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has joined forces with its competitive gaming counterpart, the International eSports Federation (IeSF). Specifically, …

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Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament. Under the new partnership – the second-such collaboration in as many weeks for Gfinity, following its two-year hookup with The Sun owner News UK – Green Man Gaming will …

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The Sun makes entry into eSports with two-year Gfinity partnership

The owner of national tabloid The Sun has made its first move into the pro-gaming sector by backing eSports organisation Gfinity for the next two years. The collaboration with News UK and Ireland Ltd marks the first major media deal for Gfinity, and is said to have enabled the firm …

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INTERVIEW: Team Liquid co-owner Steve Arhancet discusses the rise of eSports – and what’s next for the sector

After 12 years in the financial industry, Steve Arhancet made a leap into the then nascent world of professional gaming.Now he’s the co-owner of one of the world’s best-known eSports sides – Team Liquid. He tells MCV about his entry into the sector – and what’s next How did you …

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eSports Pro kicks off in February – don’t forget to sign up

MCV’s new service dedicated to the world of competitive gaming launches in just over a week – so now’s the time to make sure you’re signed up. The start of February will see the introduction of eSports Pro, a new e-bulletin and alerts service that will look at the latest …

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Team Liquid co-owner: ‘eSports isn’t a sport? Wake up and look at the numbers’

The co-owner of one of the world’s biggest pro-gaming teams has told MCV that the popularity of eSports means it must be defined as a true ‘sport’. There’s a percentage of the population that will just never accept eSports as what they would consider a ‘legitimate’ sport and, frankly, I …

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