eSports

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with settings and input improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with settings and input improvements. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce.<p>Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its …

Microsoft

What is the Gfinity Elite Series and how to watch online?

As eSports grows across the UK, one series is seen as a pinnacle for gamers and gaming fans<p>2017 has been a breakthrough year for eSports in the UK …

Rocket League

Florida Southern joins collegiate esports movement with League of Legends team

Another week, another varsity esports program.<p>Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, announced Wednesday that it will field a League of …

College & University

Why video games are the new IQ tests

Gamers won’t be surprised. We and our colleagues have discovered a link between people’s ability to play video games and their general intelligence. …

The Brain

Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'

Travis "Castaway" Waters is so good at video games that the South African gets paid to play them.<p>This is a day in the life of the eSports gamer who competes in global tournaments watched by millions of people.<p><i>Video journalist: Christian Parkinson</i>

4 Gamers Explain Why They Make Other Players' Lives a Living Hell

It's a problem as old as video games: Gamers insult, harass and threaten other players—despite the risk of being booted from the game. Four flamers confess why they can't shake the habit.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Motherboard Germany.</b><p>BeSuperOrBeDead's patience is suddenly wearing thin. …

League of Legends

Lookin' Good, League Of Legends

Alex Flores is a senior artist at Riot Games, where he gets to work on <i>League of Legends</i> every day.<p>Below you'll find a collection of the splash art …

League of Legends

Why is the gaming community so upset about the new Star Wars video game?

Electronic Arts is currently embroiled in the kind of controversy and consumer dissent that could ignite a galactic rebellion. The successful …

Canadian News

Four League of Legends roster wishes for the 2018 season

10:27 PM GMT<p>Just as in grade school, the new kids in League of Legends Championship Series will change the status quo. Organizations like the Houston …

League of Legends

Can A New Cryptocurrency Fix China's Shady Esports Betting Scene? Probably Not

Professional video gaming, more popularly known as eSports, wields the raw potential to generate $12.9 billion by 2020, but the success or failure of the industry will rely less on a potential 2024 Olympic event, and more on how businesses weather a two-system world with Chinese gamers, fans, and …

League of Legends

NCSoft will shut servers for MXM MOBA in January, just months after June launch

NCSoft created MXM (Master X Master) as a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game to take on Riot Games’ League of Legends. And it looks like League of Legends won.<p>NCSoft announced today that it will be shutting down servers for the game on January 31. As of today, it’s disabled real-money …

Business

MOBAs are the No. 1 target for game developers’ localization efforts

The global market for digital games is set to generate more than $94 billion in annual revenue, according to a recent research from market intelligence firm Newzoo. This prompted my company, One Hour Translation, to analyze industry marketing trends by examining about 9,550 translation projects of …

Business

Running Online Services at Riot: Part IV

Welcome back readers to the Running Online Services at Riot blog series. My name is Maxfield Stewart and I’ve written before about how we use …

DevOps

'There's a huge potential for video games in Africa'

Sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world and it is thought this is where a huge, untapped video gaming potential lies.<p>The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from the electronic games festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – the biggest eSports event on the continent.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Sydney Has Its Own High Performance Esports Centre

Earlier this week, the Adelaide Crows announced their intention to build a high performance centre exclusively for esports. Days later, the Sydney …

AFL

Playing these two popular video games could reveal how intelligent you are - Mirror Online

Two popular video games act like IQ tests, with the most intelligent players gaining the highest scores, research has shown.<p>Both games, League of …

League of Legends

Arena of Valor brings top-notch MOBA action to Android

From the company that now owns League of Legends comes a mobile MOBA that looks a lot like it.<p>Tencent isn't a company that you may be too familiar …

Android News

Tencent’s Honor of Kings juggernaut helped boost its mobile gaming biz by 84%

You probably haven’t played it yet, but China’s big mobile MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) Honor of Kings is making a lot of money. Tencent released its financial report for the third quarter of 2017 today, and the Chinese gaming company revealed that revenues from its smart phone games grew …

Business

Wild West Online, The PC MMO That Looks Like Red Dead, Is Out Today In Early Access

Wild West Online, the PC MMO that bears some resemblance to Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, has been available in a limited test for the past couple months. Today, its reach expands with the launch of the Early Access version that everyone can buy.<p>The Early Access version of Wild West Online …

Gaming

NA LCS: Winter is Here

Riot shook the very foundation of North American League of Legends when it announced its move to a franchising model.<p>The aftershock that some of the …

League of Legends

Esports Get Physical in VR Challenger League

<b>A new breed of cyber-athlete is breaking new ground in VR esports, proving not all esports are played sitting down.</b><p>Advancing in the Virtual Reality …

Intel Corporation

Idea of honoring opponents will be visited in the future

Property of LeagueofLegends.com/Riotgames.com<p>We have all faced high-quality opponents in League of Legends but at this point in time, aren’t able to …

Entertainment

30 Under 30 In Games 2018: The Game Changers Behind CLG, 'Undertale' And Discord

<b>Edited by Matt Perez and Dave Ewalt</b><p>No one exemplifies the Wild West nature of esports better than 27-year-old <b>George Georgallidis</b>. One moment, he watches as his <i>League of Legends</i> team, Counter Logic Gaming, falls to within one game of relegation out of the North American league, which means the loss …

League of Legends

Yorick is top free champion in Nov. Week 2

Property of LeagueofLegends.com/Riotgames.com<p>Heading into the second week of November, Yorick, the Sheperd of Souls, is the top character to use in …

Entertainment

The results are in—here are the strongest Keystone Runes

The new rune system has been live in <i>League of Legends</i> for a whole week now. It's opened the door for almost every champion and playstyle to feel …

League of Legends

The curious case of Overwatch’s controversial Torbjorn ban

Can you get banned for being a one-hero player in <i>Overwatch</i>? The recent case of Xul and Torbjorn has started a community debate and now Blizzard has …

Gaming

Riot plans to take over LCK production in 2019, open LoL Park studio

Riot Games is making big changes to the way <i>League of Legends</i> is presented in Korea.<p>The world's most competitive league will soon emanate from its own …

League of Legends

Esports Wrap-Up for 13th November - Call of Duty: WWII

Partner Content By Cougar Gaming<p><i>Check in every Monday morning as IGN brings you the latest esports news highlights, both locally and abroad. Brought</i> …

Call of Duty: WWII

Mecha Rengar skin is easily the best of series

Property of LeagueofLegends.com/Riotgames.com<p>A new skin has been added to the Mecha series in League of Legends as the Mecha Rengar skin is easily …

Entertainment

College Town: Becker, coaches team for eSports

If varsity teams in digital sports come to Worcester area colleges, Becker will be ready.Becker College has partnered with Gamer Sensei, a top …

College & University