Competitive Gaming

Report: Esports To Grow Substantially And Near Billion-Dollar Revenues In 2018

The esports industry may hit a serious growth spurt this year, according to new data from Newzoo. In its annual report, the marketing researcher is predicting 2018 revenues to hit $905 million, a staggering 38% increase from 2017’s $655 million. Brand investment is expected to make a significant …

Activision Blizzard

League of Legends Patch 8.4: 5 things to know

Have you ever been surprised by the sheer size of a <i>League of Legends</i> patch? If no, prepare to flip when you see Patch 8.4. This patch has so much …

League of Legends

This gaming mouse on Kickstarter could seriously level up your play style

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

League of Legends

Latest Intel GPU Drivers Now Automatically Optimize Games For You - ExtremeTech

By on February 20, 2018 at 8:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Intel is adding new features to …

Computer Hardware

Riot may have revealed more teases about upcoming champions and reworks

Riot recently revealed that they’ve added a dedicated lore team. But they may have actually revealed more than that in their Narrative in 2018 post. …

League of Legends

Sydney

Australia's first national esports league with city-based clubs kicks off later this year and, to add fuel to an existing state-based sports rivalry, …

Australia

Popular CS:GO streamer sues Twitch after almost 600 days of being banned

Dating back to July 2016<p>James “Phatoml0rd” Varga, a streamer who allegedly promoted a <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> gambling site without disclosing his business ties to it, is suing Twitch — nearly 600 days after he was banned from the platform.<p>Varga established himself as one of the most …

Internet

The redemption of Rainbow Six Siege

A game that is only getting better with time<p>The first year of existence is becoming less and less important for competitive multiplayer games.<p>The path to success is now all about building an audience over time with consistent updates that add value and depth of gameplay. Dedication from a …

Gaming

Blizzard May Announce Warcraft 3 Remaster Soon

Blizzard may be prepping for a Warcraft 3 remaster announcement soon. Several professional Warcraft 3 players have been spotted, according to World …

World of Warcraft

Our Favourite Esports Clips From The Oceanic Scene This Week!

Mindfreak did Oceania proud this week, making the Top 8 at the Rainbow Six Siege Invitationals. Back home, the E-League showcased some of the best of …

Rainbow Six Siege

Indefinitely Suspended Esports Streamer Takes On Amazon-Owned Twitch In Court

James “PhantomL0rd” Varga has become a sort of esports superhero. He has over 229,000 Twitter followers, more than 508,000 YouTube subscribers and another 428,000 people who like his Facebook page. Varga initially amassed his following due to his skill as a competitive video game player, focusing …

League of Legends

Riot Games now has a dedicated League lore team

In a new post on Nexus, Rioters Ariel “Thermal Kitten” Lawrence and Laurie “Scathelock” Goulding clarified some details on how the <i>League of Legends</i> …

League of Legends

Now That Cryptocurrencies Exist, Game Developers Are No Longer Bound By Regional Sales

In the gaming world, cryptocurrencies are bringing about waves of change.<p>I first heard about Ethereum's blockchain technology last year, early 2017--back when Ether was priced at $30 (it's now hovering around ~$900).<p>The idea behind blockchain technology was interesting to me. The more I read, the …

World of Warcraft

Daily Herald: eSports in high schools?

Daily Herald reporter Bob Susnjara stopped by ABC7 to talk about competitive video gaming possibly becoming a sanctioned high school sport.

eSports

Has the A-League made a mistake moving into eSports?

If you’re a fan of the A-League on social media you would have seen promotional material for a new league: the E-League.<p>No, that’s not the fancy name …

Australian Soccer

5 major changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege

At Rainbow Six's biggest tournament in its two-year lifespan, the Six Invitational in Montréal, the Siege dev team revealed a handful of significant …

Rainbow Six Siege

NBA 2K League, Magic Gaming getting closer to reality

SHENZHEN, CN - OCTOBER 4: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves participates during a NBA 2K E-Sports event on October 4, 2017 at …

Basketball

Top Five Things To Do During the NBA All Star Break

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Quavo accepts the 'NBA Celebrity Game MVP Trophy' during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game Celebrity Game at Los Angeles …

Sports

Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention

The brain can be affected by just 1 hour of playing video games, according to new research published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Human …

The Brain

The best multiplayer games on PlayStation 4

Sometimes games are that much better when you've got your favorite people, or even a couple of strangers online, playing with you! If you and your …

Android News

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend. Once you return from Wakanda, you can check out SpaceX's next rocket launch and revisit our Apple HomePod review.<p>Blame Getty.Google removes 'View Image' button from image search<p>Now it will take a couple extra clicks to snag that meme you …

Janelle Monae

No testosterone fluctuation in males while playing eSports video game

Turns out, testosterone levels remain unchanged in males while playing eSports video game League.<p>According to a first-of-its-kind study by University …

Androgens

Fan project turns Overwatch into a fighting game

Test your might!<p><i>Overwatch</i> has become a staple in competitive gaming, so, it's no surprise that plenty of fans might wonder how the heroes of <i>Overwatch</i> …

Overwatch

Intel's Latest Graphics Drivers Promise To Auto-Optimise Game Settings

Image: Supplied<p>You take your life into your own hands when you play demanding games on an integrated Intel GPU. Sure, the company is making strides …

Kaby Lake

The Weekend In Esports: Rainbow Six, Fiesta Bowl, Rocket League Qualifiers

With the Overwatch League on its first week long break of the inaugural season, there’s still plenty to pay attention to including <i>Halo 5</i>, <i>Rainbow Six</i> …

Rainbow Six Siege

Best Free PC Games You Would Love To Play

‘Free to play’ games are a great way to kill your boredom. There are plenty of games for every gamer – FPG, MOBA or MMO.<p>Although free games are …

League of Legends

Intel’s graphics driver update makes laptop gaming way better

Intel has updated its graphics control software, and it's getting a significant boost. The update will include an automatic optimization tool that …

Technology (UK)

Intel is making gaming easier for people without graphics cards

Intel is making life a little easier for PC gamers on a budget. A new driver update for its 6th-gen Core processors and above will configure a game to your rig's specs automatically. As <i>PC World</i> reports, this includes the "Kaby Lake G" processors on addition to Skylake. Finally, no more fiddling in …

Technology (India)

UC Irvine sets sights on Overwatch championship and future pro success

University of California-Irvine esports manager Matt Akhavan stops studying for a psychology test and turns to his off-tank, Aaron "Lionpoke" …

College Sports

UCSD's Anthony "Schooled" Chen hopes school support grows in years to come

<i>Editor's note: Anthony "Schooled" Chen is the captain of University of California San Diego's Overwatch team, which will compete in the Fiesta Bowl</i> …

College Sports