February 13, 2020

Esports jobs see 87% growth in 2019

Over the past year, esports jobs increased by over 87 percent. That fact was just one of the impressive headlines popular job board Hitmarker Jobs included in their 2019 Esports Jobs Report. According to the introduction of the report, it is the first document in the world to provide an in-depth analysis of esports job […]

January 29, 2020

Coronavirus stops esports League of Legends events

Due to the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV, better known as Wuhan coronavirus, the top League of Legends esports events in China have been delayed indefinitely. We have decided to postpone week 2 of the LPL until we can ensure the safety and health of our players and fans. To our fans, we sincerely apologize that […]

January 10, 2020

IMAX partners with esports startup Vindex

NEW YORK – Esports company Vindex has announced a new partnership with IMAX. The two companies plan to work together to offer exclusive esports content on the big screen. With more than 15 hundred IMAX theaters in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide, the team hopes to bring esports fans together, both locally and […]

December 18, 2019

Olympic Committee details new plan for esports

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The International Olympic Committee published an updated stance on esports. As part of a press announcement covering the committee meeting, the IOC took another look at esports in regards to the Olympics. After receiving a report from the Chair of the Esports and Gaming Liaison Group, Union Cycliste Internationale President David Lappartient, […]

December 4, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Is Kali’s rifle underpowered?

With the launch of Rainbow Six: Siege Operation Shifting Tides, a unique operator joined the roster. Kali and her bolt action rifle can potentially change the way Siege is played. However, this new weapon may not be enough for Kali to find a place in the competitive scene. When it comes to casual players, Kali […]

December 2, 2019

Astralis Group becomes a public company

DENMARK – Esports organization Astralis Group recently announced historic plans to go public next week. Shares in Astralis Group will become tradeable on NASDAQ’s First North Growth Market Denmark on December 9. A “subscription period” took place through November, giving investors the opportunity to back the company before going public. Børsplanerne er klar. Vi har […]

November 14, 2019

LoL Worlds 2020 Announcement

During the 2019 LoL World Championship Finals in Paris, Riot Games announced plans for the 2020 Championship. In a video announcement, Riot Games revealed the city and stadium where next year’s event will take place. As the video below shows, the 10th anniversary LoL World Championships will be taking place in Shanghai, China. The video […]

November 13, 2019

Study Shows More Similarities Between Esports and Traditional Athletes

A new study from UK researchers shows that esports athletes undergo the same stress levels as traditional athletes during competitions. The study includes anecdotal evidence of this by discussing the success of CS:GO team Astralis’ success in esports after bringing on a sports psychologist. This psychologist is Finnish Swede Mia Stellberg. Stellberg was hired to […]

November 7, 2019

WeWork Plans “Play By We” Esports Division

Real Estate company WeWork has released job listings and legal filings that show their plans to launch a new esports related venture. The new division, dubbed Play By We, will focus on renting spaces for esports tournaments and other gaming-related events. WeWork has already started to hire new employees to oversee this expansion. This isn’t […]

November 4, 2019

‘Forget your gender and go for it,’ says first-ever female Global Hearthstone GrandMasters Champion

Amid the tension from protests and the excitement from new game announcements, one woman made history at Blizzcon this year. Xiaomeng “VKLiooon” Li made esports history November 2 by becoming the first woman ever to win the Hearthstone Grandmasters Global Finals. This is also the first time a woman has won a BlizzCon tournament. Following […]

October 31, 2019

The looming threat of cyberattacks on esports

On October 29, cybersecurity firm Trend Micro released an analysis of the growing threat of cyberattacks on esports. The report points out that cybercriminals “follow the money,” and that the growing esports industry is becoming an ever-larger honeypot for hackers to exploit. The report takes a look at current exploits and also considers the future […]

October 29, 2019

Five Below to build esports venues

Nationwide retail chain Five Below has announced plans to build esports venues across the United States. After leading a $12 million equity funding round for Nerd Street Gamers, Five Below shared their plans to build up to 70 esports facilities nationwide. The 3,000 square-foot venues will be adjacent to or within Five Below stores. The […]

October 18, 2019

The First-Ever Fortnite Simon Cup

Simon Property Group has begun online qualifiers for their first-ever Simon Cup Fortnite tournament. The competition is meant for amateur players who want to see if they have what it takes to be an esports player. Competitors can choose from three different online regional qualifiers for a chance to move on to the regional finals. […]

October 16, 2019

CBS and Rick Fox produce esports sitcom

Hollywood, CA – Rick Fox, co-owner of Echo Fox, is one of the executive producers of a new esports sitcom coming to CBS. CBS agreed to a put pilot order. This means that the network agrees to air the pilot episode or be forced to pay a fine. With an agreement in place, it is […]

October 15, 2019

Fortnite Chapter 2: The Wait is Over

After a long, yet, exciting wait, Fortnite Chapter 2 is here. The game has many new features that will change the way casual players and pros play substantially. The biggest change is an all-new map. Players will now have to discover the map through exploration. Until they find a Point Of Interest (POI) it will […]

October 14, 2019

The end of Fortnite captivates millions

The Fortnite Season X live event captivated millions of fans as everyone wonders what happens next. Due to a massive influx of players, Fortnite servers had issues worldwide. These issues prevented users from logging in and joining matches to view the event. Players who managed to enter a game saw the rocket at Dusty Depot […]

October 8, 2019

Canadian couple sues Epic Games for making Fortnite “addicting”

MONTREAL, CANADA—The law firm Calex Légal has filed a request to pursue a Class Action lawsuit against Epic Games in Canada. The firm alleges that the action was made “because of the highly addictive nature of the game.” In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Alessandra Esposito Chartrand, an attorney with Calex Légal, made […]

October 2, 2019

Largest esports center in Southern Hemisphere announced

AUSTRALIA—Multinational architecture company Populous has announced plans for the largest esports complex in the southern hemisphere. In a recent blog post, the company delved into some of the details. Fortress Melbourne, as the venue will be called, is to be 2,700 meters-squared (29,000 foot-squared) and will span across two floors. Something for everyone The complex […]

September 24, 2019

Nintendo UK teams up with NSE for Smash Bros. University Championship

LONDON — Nintendo UK has announced a partnership with National Student Esports (NSE). The new partnership will officially launch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University Championship. NSE is also partnered with British Universities and Colleges Sport, the governing body for university sports in the UK, and supports the growth of esports throughout higher education. “There […]

September 21, 2019

Blizzard brings big changes to Hearthstone esports

IRVINE, Calif. – After surveying Masters Qualifiers and Masters Tour competitors, Blizzard Entertainment has decided to make multiple changes to the structure of these events. The changes help to improve entry-level tournaments that are one of the first stepping stones for aspiring Hearthstone pro players. Blizzard says they interviewed the competitors in order to understand […]

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