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The DeanBeat: The battle of the esports titans

Esports has is a phenomenon in the game business, and big companies are planting their stakes to demonstrate that they’re ready for a world of game spectators, stadiums of people watching championship finals, and team owners and pro players becoming rich and famous.<p>That was clear this week at the …

The Growing Pains Of "League Of Legends,” The World's Most Popular Video Game

The creator of League of Legends is raking in huge profits. Its professional players, not so much.<p><i>League of Legends</i>, a multiplayer online battle arena game, is the most popular video game and one of the most-watched esports in the world. One hundred million people play it on their PCs every month. …

AEG Exec Discusses Why They Are In ESports

From the 02 Arena in England to the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the newly erected T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, AEG owns and operates …

eSports

A $250,000 Overwatch tournament is coming to China, will feature teams from Asia and North America

<i>Overwatch</i> has another six-figure tournament—this time in China.<p>Banana Plan, the media company that produced the <i>League of Legends</i> Pro League in China …

Overwatch's Bastion is Getting Buffed

Could Bastion be a contender once again?<p>Overwatch's big friendly robot is getting a rework.<p>Overwatch's game designer Geoff Goodman confirmed the news …

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Sources: Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens buys into esports for $2.5 million

American businessman and investor Wesley Edens, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and co-chairman of the Fortress Investment Group, is in the process …

NBA

How Heroes of the Storm is evolving its esports scene

Heroes of the Storm is evolving as an esport.<p>Blizzard’s new Heroes Global Championship (HGC) league starts this weekend. It’s a new format for competitive play for Heroes of the Storm, the developer’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title. The genre is one of the most popular in the growing …

China opens first League of Legends college

The first League of Legends university has been unveiled in the Songjiang University District of Shanghai, China.<p>This may seem a little silly or …

‘Game of Thrones’ In League With The ‘League of Legends’

‘Game of Thrones‘ (GoT) wants to play with ‘League of Legends,’ according to [a]listdaily.com. HBO made a call to the Santa Monica, CA – based game …

League of Legends fans invited to compete for $100,000 in university scholarship prizes

<i>League of Legends</i> developer Riot Games is inviting university students across both Canada and the U.S. to compete for a prize pool of $100,000 in scholarships.<p>Starting this year, Riot will bring together the top four North American collegiate teams to battle live on the LCS stage for the North …