August 12, 2020

Riot Games and Epic Games team up with PlayVS for Summer Showdown 2020

PlayVS recently revealed the Summer Showdown’s sponsors and prizes. Organized by the scholastic esports platform, this tournament attracted many big names in the esports industry. Among the official sponsors are Riot Games, Epic Games, Alienware, Respawn, Logitech, and more. Summer Showdown is one of the biggest esports tournaments for high schools and collegiate esports, so […]

August 5, 2020

Street Fighter V Summer Update announces new characters and more

Capcom’s Street Fighter V Summer Update revealed fan favorites and a long-forgotten franchise. Assisted by AEWs Kenny Omega, Capcom showed four new characters for the final season of Street Fighter V. The company also teased an unannounced fifth character for the FGC. Street Fighter V Summer Update New Characters The first of the four characters […]

August 1, 2020

Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable announce new FGC content

Company representatives from Capcom, SNK, Bandai Namco and others converged for the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable. Held in Japan, this developers’ conference aimed to discuss the state of the fighting game genre. Tekken 7 and Soul Caliber VI, along with Guilty Gear Strive, were prominently featured. Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable The conference served […]

July 30, 2020

The popularity of extended reality for virtual sports rises

Extended reality came in many years ago and its popularity is rising. Tech stores and conventions proudly boasted their virtual reality hardware. Many companies invested massively in this technology to gain an advantage over the competition. However, only early adopters had an advantage with this tech and the masses did not show much interest. VR […]

July 23, 2020

Twitch Sports Category launched with success

Amazon-owned Twitch has a near-monopoly on gaming and esports live-streaming. To expand the monopoly, the company is now looking to expand beyond esports with a newly launched Twitch sports category. This category will include streams from football teams like Real Madrid, Arsenal, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. It will also include the existing NBA, NHL, RFL, […]

July 21, 2020

Red Bull Gaming Tekken Academy launches this Thursday

Tekken 7 specialist Hoa “Anakin” Luu will be rolling out a six-week training camp for the next generation of Tekken players in the fighting game community. Courtesy of Red Bull Gaming, Luu’s Tekken Academy seeks to cover basics and advanced fighting techniques. To supplement training, Anakin will also provide analysis from fellow Tekken specialists and […]

July 21, 2020

Top 10 Female Twitch Streamers of 2020 by Viewership

These are the top 10 female Twitch streamers in 2020 based on views from January 1 to July 15, according to a recent report. Ever since the world’s first all-female esports team five years ago, streaming became a career for many female gamers. It’s thanks to the continued growth of female representation in the scene […]

July 17, 2020

How esports casters change the game

Esports tournaments have been around for over 40 years. The first-ever esports tournament was held at Stanford University in October 1972. With prize pools up to the millions, tension can get high, making for thrilling gameplay for the fans. But is the success of tournaments due to the games alone? A good caster can change […]

July 10, 2020

Neekolul, viral internet star, signed by 100 Thieves

Content creator and partnered Twitch streamer Nicole “Neekolul” revealed today her signing with 100 Thieves. She made the announcement on Twitter earlier today. Joined @100Thieves !! 💯🎉😄🥳🤍 pic.twitter.com/Y7hC6Udeic — neekolul (@neekolul) July 10, 2020 100 Thieves Neekolul This announcement shocked fans everywhere. While the influencer holds a strong fandom and online presence, her jump into […]

July 9, 2020

Former Capcom Pro Tour Champion Du “NuckleDu” Dang announces retirement

Street Fighter V champion Du “NuckleDu” Dang announced via Twitter his retirement from competition. The announcement comes days after Dang suffered injuries from a car accident. Dang’s shocking retirement comes as the fighting game community deals with a series of sexual assault allegations directed towards players and tournament organizers. NuckleDu in North America Often considered […]

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