eSports

VR to drive computer sales

Virtual reality (VR) and mixed/augmented reality technology are expected to prompt users and businesses to upgrade their computers, providing an …

Virtual Reality

MLS Is Starting An Esports League With ‘FIFA 18’

MLS is joining the Esports fray with the help of one of the most popular soccer games of all time. The top professional soccer league in American is teaming up with EA Sports’ <i>FIFA</i> franchise to start an Esports league that will represent its franchises and compete using <i>FIFA 18</i>.<p>EA’s FIFA franchise …

Soccer

Event Details Announced for WRC Esports 2018 Season

Gaming 0 January 14, 2018 by Brendan Rorrison<p>The team behind the WRC game series has announced the competition dates for its third esports season. As …

Motorsport

eMLS: MLS is venturing into the eSports world with FIFA 18

COLOGNE, GERMANY - 2016/08/18: Visitors playing Fifa 17 at the EA Sports stand at the Gamescom fair. Gamescom the Worlds largest Gaming Fair. …

Soccer

Tyler1 announces 45 hour stream for Season 8

Tyler1 broke records of all kinds in his return to streaming League of Legends on Twitch.tv. Dwarfing Faker’s previous record of just over 200k …

League of Legends

CES thinks eSports will be the next big thing

Some of the more curious conversations happening at the Las Vegas CES 18 show focused on eSports.<p>They’re part of the growth of video-game …

Anthony Noto

Formula 1: Formula 1 using eSports to assess starting grid shake-up

Formula 1 is using eSports to simulate and assess future regulation changes, with a change to the starting grid format amongst those under …

Auto Racing

The League of Legends offseason report cards -- LPL

Offseason moves with the LPL have been marred by cash grabs for the biggest names without thoughts for synergy or team play since the gap between …

NBA

These Stories Were Hot on Wall Street Friday

The major indices closed the week on a high note Friday, marking the second straight session of gains.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the …

Activision Blizzard

'PUBG' Hits 3 Million Players On Xbox One As It Averages 3 Million Concurrents On Steam

<i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> is showing no signs of slowing down in 2018, continuing to grow not only on PC, but also its first platform expansion, Xbox One.<p>On Steam, <i>PUBG</i> is still blowing every other game in the history of the platform out of the water, now averaging 3-3.1 million concurrent …

PUBG

How eSports got screen time in India

The advent of eSports in India offers a bittersweet rendezvous with the past for the gaming enthusiasts of my generation. Parental rebukes still echo …

U Sports

CES 2018: Highlights From January 11

CES 2018 is coming to a close. There are still plenty of products to discover, and we haven't finished writing about everything we've already seen, …

CES

Thermaltake Launches Tt eSports Iris Optical RGB Gaming Mouse

<i>LAS VEGAS, NV --</i> Thermaltake launched a new gaming mouse at CES 2018, the Tt eSports Iris Optical RGB gaming mouse. It’s an entry level product that …

Las Vegas

EA and Major League Soccer launch eMLS, a FIFA 18 esports league

The Overwatch League debuted Wednesday, and Twitch and social media were aflutter with the esports pros battling it out in Blizzard Entertainment’s sensational team shooter. Now, EA and Major League Soccer are going to show what happens when esports comes to the biggest sports game in the …

Business

There probably won’t be a dedicated Control Ward slot anytime soon

In Thursday’s edition of Ask Riot, senior designer of game systems, Riot Fearless, answered a question that’s been on a lot of players’ minds over …

League of Legends

Esports and PC hardware’s growth is like peanut butter and jelly

PC gamers are nothing if not passionate. They’re often labeled as “enthusiasts” and even “hardcore,” but whatever label seems most fitting, PC gamers comprise a group of more than 1.2 billion individuals around the globe. This number is only growing, and its upward swing is directly connected to …

Business

Why watch other people play video games? What you need to know about esports

Fans flood arenas wearing their team jerseys. They rush to events in search of players' autographs. But these "athletes" they're flocking to see, who spend hours in scrimmages honing their skills, are not football or basketball players — they're gamers.<p>Competitive video game playing, more commonly …

Gaming

SteelSeries' Dual-Sensor Mouse Could Be The King Of Precision

Often, the most exciting thing about new gaming hardware is how many RGB lights have been crammed into it. So instead of trying to fuel our …

League of Legends

PubG 'not eSports-ready' yet - but 'will be one day'

By Steffan Powell <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>PubG is "not eSports-ready," the game's creator has told the Radio 1 Gaming Show.</b><p>Brendan Greene says "Battle Royale could be an amazing eSport, but we have to get it right."<p>This is despite tournaments already being held across the world, an eSport Industry Award in …

PUBG

CES 2018 Gaming Trends with Robotics, Augmented Reality and eSports

Table Tennis at CES 2018<p>Robots have officially taken over CES this year. The robotic industry has continuously improved with design and functionality.<p>…

Augmented Reality

Pro-gaming giant Fnatic is introducing eSports to CES

Sam Mathews founded Fnatic about 13 years ago, when he was just 19. Today, Fnatic is a household name for eSports fans: It's one of the most successful and prolific professional gaming franchises in the world, regularly competing at the top tier in games like <i>League of Legends</i> and <i>Counter-Strike:</i> …

League of Legends

Michigan at Minnesota on 1/12/2018

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College Hockey

Activision Is a 'Great Name in a Rapidly Growing Industry': Jim Cramer

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is poised to score some major gains from the "eSports bonanza" and changing trends in the video gaming industry -- making …

Business

SNICKERS have signed a deal to be the "official chocolate" of FlyQuest as the candy company's first team-level advertising deal in the esports space, both parties announced on Thursday. The deal was first reported by SportsBusiness Journal. Terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed.

SNICKERS have signed a deal to be the "official chocolate" of FlyQuest as the candy company's first team-level advertising deal in the esports space, …

Advertising

Big Ten Schools Extend Esports League, Scholarships Through 2019

The Big Ten Conference is pushing deeper into competitive video gaming, working with Riot Games Inc. to expand competition between campuses across …

Big Ten

Game Companies Respond To Nintendo Of America’s “Troll” Tweet, And They’re Awesome

Earlier today, we reported <b>Nintendo of America’s epic tweet,</b> showing its plug-in character Chibi-Robo surrounded in flame. This is no doubt a cryptic …

Mega Man

Comparing Fantasy Sports to esports: 7 Reasons To Get In Now

One of the fastest growing hobbies in the world happens to be esports, which has quickly transcended continents the way few other hobbies have. …

Fantasy Football

A Split Keyboard Built For Esports

Split mechanical keyboards are a great way to reduce the arm and joint strain often caused by typing on a traditional keyboard. New gaming hardware …

League of Legends

Twitch-Overwatch Streaming Deal Marks New Standard For Streaming E-sports

In one of the largest deals in e-sports history, the Amazon-owned video game streaming platform Twitch partnered with video game publisher …

Advertising Industry

Activision's Overwatch E-Sports League Finally Hits the Battlefield Tonight

Wednesday night's debut of Activision Blizzard's (ATVI) Overwatch League could be a landmark event for e-sports -- or not.<p>The e-sports league's first …

Tech Industry