League of Legends

The traditional sports world is taking eSports into the mainstream

Five years ago, you couldn't have imagined video game competitions being broadcasted on the same channel as traditional sports. TV networks have been historically obsessed with pastimes such as baseball, basketball, football and soccer, but times are changing. Thanks to the massive popularity of …

Technology

League of Legends esports teams turn to Tim ‘Magic’ Sevenhuysen for ‘Moneyball’ counsel

The <i>Moneyball</i> of esports is quite a reality yet. But the Brad Pitt movie and Michael Lewis book has been a good way to describe what Tim Sevenhuysen does as a statistics consultant for League of Legends esports teams.<p>Sevenhuysen believes that analytics matters when it comes to analyzing and advising …

Gaming

What's Coming up in the League of Legends Scene?

Welcome to IGN Australia's League of Legends tournament snapshot! The idea behind this doc is to give you a quick reference guide for the upcoming …

Competitive Gaming

Alleged copycat video game studio threatens lawsuits over “unreal information” | Ars Technica

Riot Games: Mobile Rush had "near carbon copy" of many League of Legends heroes.<p>A Chinese video game studio accused of making a very similar version …

Gaming

Splatoon 2's clunky voice chat proves Nintendo doesn't listen to pro players

Those who communicate, win. If you take a look at any major competitive eSport, whether that be DOTA 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, or Rocket …

Gaming

"Broadcast Standards" Force Street Fighter V Costume Change at EVO 2017

“Broadcast Standards” Force Street Fighter V Costume Change at EVO 2017<p>/ July 19, 2017 at 3:53 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>On Sunday night, ESPN aired …

Gaming

Esports TV ratings aren’t great … except for Candy Crush

Esports games like Dota 2 and League of Legends have massive global audiences, but most of those viewers consume content online. That has led to somewhat pitiful numbers for esports on television. For example, the Street Fighter V finals at Evo 2017 last weekend only had 180,000 viewers, according …

Gaming

76ers open space for startups at team headquarters

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have paired startup business with basketball at their New Jersey headquarters.<p>The Sixers opened the door Tuesday to its 8,000-square foot lab space located at the base of their business operations facility in Camden. The innovation lab was designed to aid …

Sports

League of Legends global power rankings through July 18

2:40 AM GMT<p><i>For League of Legends stats and standings, click here.</i><p>Welcome back to our League of Legends global power rankings. Every week, we look at …

Sport (Australia)

Tooth and Tail, an RTS from Monaco devs, out in September

Once called Lead to Fire, it’s a novel controller-focused strategy game<p><i>Tooth and Tail</i>, the real-time strategy game from the developers of <i>Monaco</i>, finally has a release date. The “one button” RTS will launch on September 12 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.<p>The small team at Pocketwatch Games has been …

Gaming

What Games Can Ultrabooks Really Play?

Thin and light ultraportable laptops are not gaming systems. Focusing more on productivity and battery life for working on the go, these sort of …

Gaming

Overwatch League faces uphill battle to profitability - Pachter

Activision Blizzard's upcoming Overwatch League is by all accounts ambitious, but there's some disagreement among industry watchers as to just how …

Gaming

Wedbush: Activision esports league faces tough run to profits

As exciting as news of its new esports league is to investors, Activision Blizzard (ATVI -0.6%) has a tough road to show profits in the effort, …

Gaming

Own Summoner’s Rift With These League of Legends Gifts

<i>League of Legends</i> players, which Champion is your favorite? It’s okay if you can’t choose. There are way too many for you to be able to claim one …

Geek

Esports Athletes Get Ready to Rumble in VR Challenger League

<b>New virtual reality competition is the next esports obsession.</b><p>Last month, Counter Logic Gaming and the Immortals, two of esports’ fiercest rivals, …

Virtual Reality

The Pac-12 Doesn't Consider College Esports Sports For Now, Thank God

A.J. Dimick sees big things in the future for collegiate esports. “I think college esports has a limitless ceiling, I really do,” Dimick told me over …

College & University

The Gaming Gaffa: How do you run an eSport team?

Jason Potter has a bit more on his plate than the average 21 year old. As the director of Esport Media and the general manager of 4Kings, he’s not …

Competitive Gaming

‘League of Legends’ Season 8 Start Date and Predictions: When will it begin?

If you have a 'Dota 2' International Battle Pass, here's how you participate in Arcana Votes<p>By Brittany Vincent<p>July 14, 2017<p>What is the 'Dota 2' …

Gaming

Traditional Media Grabs for the ESports Control

Eleven years ago, Ted Owen had a dream: to persuade the Olympic planning committee in Beijing that video games belonged in the 2008 Games. The …

Competitive Gaming

Disney brings esports to TV in a major move

Entertainment behemoth Disney made two big moves this week in the world of competitive gaming.<p>Disney announced their investment in one of the most prominent esports team organizations in North America, and that they will air a portion of a <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> tournament and a <i>Street Fighter</i> tournament …

Gaming

How Exactly Does Dota 2 Come Up With Over $20 Million In Prizes For Its Biggest Event?

This year’s International has broken the record for largest prize pool in esports at over $20,700,460 and still climbing. That record was set by last …

Competitive Gaming

Urgot returns to League of Legends with a new look and kit

Urgot has always been one of the odd champions out in League of Legends. While some champions are bold and others are beautiful, Urgot is... well, …

Competitive Gaming

Mobile game revenue finally surpasses PC and consoles

Two-thirds of the world now has a mobile phone in their pocket, and apparently a lot of them are spending money on games. A new report from industry analyst DFC Intelligence found that mobile games revenue exceeded PC and console revenue for the first time ever in 2016.<p>The mobile games market grew …

Gaming

Immortals CEO relishes chance to kick the a** of Patriots owner’s team in Overwatch League

Blizzard’s new Overwatch League has seven teams, with homegrown esports team Immortals in Los Angeles on on side and another from the Boston’s Robert Kraft, the owner of the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.<p>The competition will pit young executives like Noah Whinston, CEO of the …

Gaming

Shadow.LoL provides analytics and visualization for League of Legends esports teams

Berlin esports startup Dojo Madness has launched Shadow.LoL, an analytics and data visualization platform for professional League of Legends teams.<p>The esports phenomenon has become a big business, with growth expected to go from $696 million in 2017 to $1.5 billion by 2020, $696 million in 2017, …

Competitive Gaming

Largest Prize Pool in Esports History Tops $20 Million

Players on the New England Patriots took home $107,000 each for winning Super Bowl LI. That's chump change to the esports world.<p>Competitors in the …

eSports

E-sports isn't just a kids game anymore. There's big money for the best

His father used to tell him that sitting in front of the computer, playing video games for hour after hour, was a waste of time.<p>So Cody Altman didn’t quite know what to think when a college from halfway across the country called to offer him a scholarship — for playing video games.<p>“Honestly,” he …

Competitive Gaming

‘DotA 2’ International 2017 breaks prize pool records as it nears $21 million

Why it matters to you<p>The International 2017 is going to have the biggest monetary prizes of any esport contest ever held, and it's all thanks to the …

Competitive Gaming

'Mobile Legends' Is A Threat To Tencent's 'League Of Legends'

Riot Games, developer of Tencent's League of Legends PC MOBA game, has sued China-based mobile games developer Shanghai Moonton Technology.<p>Shanghai …

Gaming

What's Coming up in Hearthstone, Smite, Dota 2 and More?

Welcome to IGN Australia's miscellaneous competitive snapshot! The idea behind this doc is to give you a quick reference guide for the upcoming …

Gaming