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The New, New Niches Part II: Brands Target eSports

While fitness enthusiasts are off pursuing the physical challenges of CrossFit and Spartan Race which we explored yesterday --elsewhere, technology …

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Overwatch Hack Creator Given 2 Year Probation in South Korea

• A yearlong investigation by South Korean authorities has resulted in 13 arrests and two official charges.<p>One hack creator has been sentenced to two …

South Korea

'It Took My Life Over': Inside NBA Players' Fortnite Addiction

"The funny part about it is I really suck," says Andre Drummond, a 2018 NBA All-Star. "I'm just not that good."<p>The NBA's leading rebounder is phoning from a team hotel room, where he's posting up for the night, self-evaluating. When he calls, Detroit is a few games out of the playoffs, and he is …

Paul George

NFHS partners with PlayVS to form high school-level esports programs

The National Federation of State High School Associations and esports startup PlayVS have partnered to help the association's 19,000 member schools …

Overwatch League

Fusion Finds Foothold with Philly Esports Fans

On April 5, Philadelphia was still riding high from the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory when it hosted another parade for NCAA basketball champs …

The Academy of Esports Podcast: Episode 0001: What are Esports?

How E-athletes Train for Gaming

E-athletes sit down and play video games for six to eight hours at a time. But if you don’t think Mike “FlameSword” Chaves and the OpTic Gaming team …

Antonin Scalia's Landmark Defense Of Violent Video Games

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who unexpectedly died at the age of 79 today, will be remembered as one of the most polarizing figures in …

Meet The Doctors Keeping Esports Pros Healthy

Research reveals most popular esports on Twitch

Nearly three times as many MOBA streamers than any other genre

eSports

Esports Notebook: Can the NBA find an audience for its 2K League?

On Wednesday, the NBA 2K League held its first-ever player draft, solidifying the fact that it’s indeed something that is actually going to …

UA to host public forum on its new esports programs

Esports bookmaking? Globally, it’s already a billion-dollar gambling industry

Since 2015, at least a dozen NBA teams, owners and players have invested heavily in the growing esports market, backing or buying competitive gaming teams around the globe. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a dot-com pioneer who built a fortune in the tech world, opted for a different route. …

Betting

Redeye wants better education around esports gambling

Industry veteran Redeye wants better education when it comes to esports betting: 'I don't want to see irresponsible gambling'<p><b>The history of betting</b> …

eSports

Retired at 24: The life of a pro 'Call of Duty' player

Matthew "Burns" Potthoff retired when he was 24. He'd spent 11 years building a career as a professional <i>Call of Duty</i> player, and when he realized his time in front of the screen was up, he made a graceful transition into eSports management. Today, he's 26, and he works behind the scenes with …

17 colleges with varsity esports programs

The rise of collegiate gaming<p>1. Columbia College — Columbia, MO<p>In September of 2014 Columbia College President Dr. Scott Dalrymple found himself in …

List of varsity esports programs spans North America

Varsity collegiate esports began in 2014 when Robert Morris University in Illinois announced a scholarship-sponsored League of Legends team. Since …

College & University

UCI eSports - UC Irvine

UC Irvine launches esports arena

Benefits of Play Revealed in Research on Video Gaming

In previous posts, and in <i>Free to Learn</i>, I described the decline in children’s opportunities to play and explore freely that has occurred over the …

Sense and Nonsense About Video Game Addiction

"IT’S DIGITAL HEROIN: HOW SCREENS TURN KIDS INTO PSYCHOTIC JUNKIES."<p>That’s the dramatic headline screaming across a <i>New York Post</i> article, by a Dr. …

American Psychiatric Association

The Truth About Violent Video Games and Kids, Part 1

The American Psychological Association (APA) has released a new 2015 report on violent videogames. Based on a thorough review of recent studies, the …

Facebook Gets Serious About Challenging Amazon's Twitch

Can the world’s social network take down the top game streaming platform?<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) recently introduced a programming kit that lets …

Service Teaches Gamers How To Save Money

Blast is a tool that integrates with video games to help players build up 'micro-savings' through in-game achievements like beating a level or …

Savemoney

Twitch Isn't For Esports, It's For Streamers

On Friday afternoon, news leaked that Twitch had cut more than 25 jobs, mostly from Twitch Studios, an in-house production group, and the company’s …

The NBA Just Took Its First Big Step on the E-Sports Stage. But Will the Crowds Follow?

The Dallas Mavericks nabbed the top overall player in an NBA draft Wednesday afternoon in New York City. Mavs owner Mark Cuban gave him a …

Personality predicts musical preference

PAST attempts to link personality to musical taste have foundered on the rocks of small sample sizes, culturally homogenous samples (usually of …

Attention deficit disorders could stem from impaired brain coordination: Researchers uncover link absent between brain regions in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia

Researchers uncover link absent between brain regions in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia<p>Researchers have discovered how two …

The Esports Ecosystem: How the Industry Works

Unlike the majority of traditional sports leagues, esports companies wear multiple hats within the industry – simultaneously working as competition …

eSports: Everything You Need To Know About This Million Dollar Industry

Whether you love playing video games or you’ve never played one in your life, the probability that you’ve heard the term ‘eSports’ is high. For those …

eSports