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A Norwegian Public School Has Added eSports to Its Curriculum

Why play football when you can slaughter orcs in the name of education?<p>Competitive gaming, eSports, is big business. The revenues are rising and the viewing figures going through the roof. So, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Garnes Vidaregåande Skole, a Norwegian public school in …

eSports

The Fight for eSports Recognition, Respect, and Money at the University of Washington

eSports athletes at University of Washington want their sport to hang with the traditional athletics program.<p>Aaron, a University of Washington student, was recently confronted with an ultimatum by his boyfriend: Stop spending up to eight hours a day playing <i>League of Legends</i>, stop going to …

League of Legends

Gillette cuts into League of Legends eSports with global ESL partnership

Shaving brand Gillette has entered the eSports market with gusto with it revealing a sponsorship of the League of Legends Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) …

How video games may shape the future of stadium design

The booming, billion-dollar eSports industry is looking for new venues, and one designer sees an opportunity<p>During a long weekend last August, thousands of energized fans, many dressed in elaborate costumes, packed the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for three days of frenzied competition. It’s not …

From the Dutch football league's Fifa competition to betting on virtual matches – the latest trends in eSports

We’re just a few weeks into the year and already there is plenty of movement happening in the eSports space. Last week saw huge brand investment, …

The Dallas Cowboys could be the first NFL team to move into the $890 million e-sports industry

According to Ad Age, the Cowboys have chosen the Alliance Data-owned marketing agency Epsilon to help determine whether they will buy an e-sports team.<p>Data from SuperData, a research firm that focuses on video games, found that the e-sports industry generated $892.8 million in revenue last year. …

NFL

Sexism in esports deserves more than the Band-Aid of segregation

Women are half the gaming population but represent only a small minority in competitive gaming, an industry that is set to hit $1.1 billion in revenues by 2018. One contributing issue is the sexism that takes place in the otherwise burgeoning industry. With 85 percent of professional gamers male …

Feminism

How competitive gaming has to quickly evolve into a mature industry

The esports industry, for many, seems to have appeared overnight – at least in the mainstream. It tallied $892.8 million in revenues in 2016 with over 213.8 million spectators watching the competitive gaming tournaments and matches. That’s coming from market researcher SuperData, which estimate …

Innovation

The footballer who makes more money playing video games

<b>Former Brazilian footballer Wendell Lira will never forget the day he beat Lionel Messi.</b><p>It was a split second in front of the goalkeeper in a match in Brazil's lower league that changed Lira's life forever.<p>Only 342 people were in the stadium that night for Goianesia v Atletico Goianiense, but …

Soccer

Buch-Review: Couchsurfing im Iran

Worum geht’s?<p><b>Stephan Orth</b> reist als Backpacker durch den Iran. Er möchte Land und Leute fernab von politischen und religiösen Einschränkungen und …

Ich habe nur gezeigt, dass es die Bombe gibt

Am 9. November gegen 8.30 Uhr erwacht Michal Kosinski in Zürich im Hotel Sunnehus. Der 34-jährige Forscher ist für einen Vortrag am Risikocenter der …

The Week in Review: Battle in Aleppo Continues

A ceasefire held temporarily Thursday in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which allowed for the evacuation of select civilians trapped in the war-torn city. The evacuation followed a violent week in the region where forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad continued their attacks on rebel held areas.<p>An …