Overwatch League

Shangai continues to fall in heartbreaking loss to Florida

Tonight all eyes were on Shanghai as the Dragons took to the stage against the Florida Mayhem determined on taking home their first win of the season. With their large improvements in communication, despite their noticeable language barrier, and their recent map wins against Houston and …

Heroism

San Francisco shocks the crowd with a stunning 3-1 victory over the Fusion

After tonight’s victory against the Philadelphia Fusion, San Francisco fans can take a deep sigh of relief.<p>The analysts might attribute the victory to a poor-performing Philadelphia Fusion. They may credit Philly’s loss to the Fusion’s tough schedule. The fact of the matter is, however, that the …

San Francisco

Why Activision Blizzard's esports data deal with Nielsen matters

Videogame maker Activision Blizzard launched Overwatch League, a structured, competitive league with 12 franchises for playing its mega-popular …

eSports

San Francisco Shock puts on show against Philadelphia Fusion

San Francisco Shock 3 - Philadelphia Fusion 1<p>The San Francisco Shock's young lineup put together a 3-1 victory against the Philadelphia Fusion on …

San Francisco

The Weekend In Esports: Rocket-Powered Soccer

Regional championships for the high-octane <i>Rocket League</i> kick off in earnest this weekend.<p>This marks the fifth season for the <i>Rocket League</i> …

Gaming

Overwatch Update 2.39 Details: Junkrat and Tracer Nerfed

The newest2.39 update for <i>Overwatch’s</i> PTR has officially gone live and it’s bringing a wealth of changes. One of the biggest additions is the new map …

Overwatch League

New space for competitive video gaming comes to campus

UC Berkeley leaders are planning to convert a undergraduate residence hall community room into a new facility dedicated to competitive student video …

UC Berkeley

While You Were Sleeping

Image: Kotaku<p>Catch up on what you missed: <b>The Secrets Of Monkey Island’s Box • Static Podcast: When Should Kids Start Watching Star Wars? • Overwatch</b> …

Overwatch

Babybay: "This game is your life, but at the same time, there is real life too." | Interview

Andrej “Babybay” Francisty is arguably one of the most popular players in the Overwatch League. With the new additions to the San Francisco Shock roster, we have been seeing less of him in more recent matches. The addition of sinatraa alone has changed the dynamic of the Shock drastically. So where …

UC Berkeley

New Overwatch Skins Revealed, Launching In May With Twitch All-Access Pass

A variety of new Overwatch skins were released recently as part of the ongoing Retribution event. Even more are now on the way, although these will be available through a different means than standard skins.<p>Twitch has revealed 12 new Overwatch League-themed skins during a recent Twitch Day event. …

Gaming

Houston Outlaws keeps Florida Mayhem winless in Stage 3

Houston Outlaws 3 - Florida Mayhem 1<p>The Houston Outlaws handled the Florida Mayhem in a 3-1 victory on Thursday at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, …

Overwatch League

You can now get your own custom Overwatch player jersey

Overwatch League fans, you now have a new way to show your team pride with custom jerseys from Into The AM. For the low, low price of 100 US …

Activision Blizzard

Overwatch’s new escort map, Rialto, is live on the PTR

Rialto, the newest <i>Overwatch</i> map, has hit the PTR. We got to see a preview of Rialto in the Overwatch Archives: Retribution game mode, and eight years …

Overwatch

Intel Shutters Wearables Business But Sports Investments Remain

Intel has confirmed plans to shutter its wearables business after an unsuccessful few years trying to get it off the ground, but it remains heavily …

Sports Technology

Esports-centric clothing brand Ateyo has launched

Esports-centric clothing brand Ateyo has officially launched today. Described as “apparel that enhances your odds,” the Los Angeles based brand has kicked things off by releasing a fashion-forward zip-up jacket designed specifically for the esports crowd. You may have seen the product teased by …

Clothing

New Esports Community Center set to open Fall 2018

NRG Esports and SF Shock CEO Andy Miller (left) with Cal Esports President Kevin Ponn (right).A decade ago, it would’ve been impossible to find a …

Student Journalism

How Uprising fans are bringing their team into Boston’s intense sports culture

It’s an unseasonably cold night in March and the weather has chilled the energy that usually radiates from the many sports bars that line Boston’s …

New England

Examining the struggles of Dallas Fuel

"More changes for the Dallas Fuel. They just can't catch a break," Salome Soe "Soe" Gschwind Penski said onstage at the Overwatch League arena in …

Overwatch League

The best cosplay from the London Games Festival 2018

It was a gorgeous day as people of all ages dressed up as their favourite video game characters and took to the streets of London.

Soccer

Twitch analytics now tell casters how many new subscribers are Prime subs

It’s important information in the era of Fortnite<p><i>Fortnite</i> is driving people to Twitch in hordes, and many of those people are signing up for Twitch Prime as a way to get in on exclusive <i>Fortnite</i> loot. Twitch Prime subscribers are a contentious topic for the community; a group of newcomers who …

Gaming

Overwatch League Fans Upset Korean Casters Won't Say One Player's Name

Given <i>Overwatch</i>’s popularity in Korea, it’s not surprising that <i>Overwatch</i> League has a separate broadcast with Korean commentary in addition to the …

Match Fixing

Overwatch glitch makes Retribution event characters playable

Let Heavy Assault into Overwatch League!<p><i>Overwatch</i>’s current limited-time event, Retribution, adds a bunch of new AI-controlled enemies, like the Assassin, Sniper and Heavy Assault. Those new enemies are supposed to be restricted to the new arcade mode, but some players have found a way to bring …

PlayStation

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 …

High School

Twitch lands NBA 2K League; Cal e-sports finds sponsor

San Francisco’s Twitch has landed the exclusive rights to stream the inaugural season of the NBA’s first foray into video game e-sports.<p>The NBA 2K …

eSports

Overwatch's new Venice-based escort map Rialto will be live on the PTR soon

Overwatch players have been loving the new Retribution game-mode which see's players power through waves of AI enemies in Venice. Now the same …

Soccer

Battle for Los Angeles goes to Game 5

Los Angeles Valiant 3 - Los Angeles Gladiators 2<p>The Los Angeles Valiant took the title of Kings of LA once again on Wednesday as it took down the Los …

San Francisco

Sources: Golden Guardians in talks to acquire Mickey

The Golden Guardians are working on a transfer agreement with Team Liquid to acquire mid laner Son "Mickey" Young-min, sources close to both teams …

Golden State Warriors

Overwatch League jerseys can now be customized

If you’ve ever wanted to wear an Overwatch League jersey with your name on it, your dreams have just become a reality.<p>For $100 USD, Into the AM is now allowing fans to customize Overwatch League team jerseys with their name. Just pick your favorite team, enter your name and what number you’d like …

Clothing

Mohamed Salah's chip shockingly beats Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick to goal of the round in the Champions League

• <b>Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo struck a brilliant overhead kick against Juventus</b>• <b><br>He was beaten by nine per cent in vote for goal of the round by</b> …

Soccer

Opinion: I’m not buying EA having learned their lessons from Battlefront II

Unless you’ve been digging through an interview on <b>The Verge</b>, you may or may not know what’s going on with EA and Patrick Söderlund, a long-time EA …

Star Wars Battlefront