January 19, 2022

Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 Delayed

Instead of releasing on February 2, Activision has delayed the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 2 to February 14, using the extra time to balance and optimize the esports experience. Vanguard Season 2 Activision explains this reschedule by explaining there is still work to do on Call of Duty: Vanguard Season 2. Gameplay […]

January 18, 2022

Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Changes the Landscape of Esports

Microsoft Gaming, owners of the Xbox brand, has acquired Activision Blizzard, publishers of popular esports titles like Overwatch and Call of Duty, for $68.7 billion. Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, plans to include as many Activision games as possible in the Xbox Game Pass program, as well as PC Game Pass. Additionally, […]

March 23, 2021

Microsoft may buy Discord for $10 Billion

While Discord looks to sell its platform, according to Bloomberg, Microsoft is reportedly in front of the discussion with a $10 billion sale. It is a common business practice to look out for potential buyers to define a company’s value. Although multiple parties are placing Microsoft at the top of the list, nothing is complete […]

October 7, 2020

PS5 and Xbox Series X will take esports to the next level

Sony just released a video showcasing the insides of its latest console, the PlayStation 5. As the next generation consoles launch soon, now is a perfect time to look at how Sony and Microsoft’s new machines, PS5 and Xbox Series X, impact the esports industry. Marketing Sacrifice It was a well-known fact that desktop and […]

July 8, 2020

Ninja starts streaming on YouTube Gaming

Major streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins jumped around from various streaming platforms and he’s settling on the next. Ninja just announced his return stream on YouTube Gaming. After weeks of silence regarding where he will stream next, he made a countdown live stream on YouTube. That pretty much ended arguments too. Ninja won’t be returning to […]

October 9, 2019

The new PlayStation 5 is coming next holiday season, could be good for esports

Console gamers now know when to expect Sony’s new console. The gaming console—officially named the PlayStation 5—is set to release sometime during the holiday season in 2020. Additionally, Sony details how the console will differentiate itself from its predecessor. And some of those features will be beneficial for esports tournaments. The big features Some of […]

September 19, 2019

Gears 5 esports kick off this weekend

Earlier this month Gears of War developer The Coalition released the latest installment in its acclaimed franchise. Gears 5 is actually the sixth in the series and the first to drop the “of War” postfix, but none of this has hurt its popularity. According to numbers provided by Microsoft, the game attracted 3 million players […]

September 10, 2019

Huya is a tough opponent in the streaming industry

As Twitch looks down from its near-monopoly in the video-game live-streaming industry, companies like Mixer and Huya are quickly closing the gap. Microsoft’s Mixer announced an exclusive partnership with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Huya is securing partnerships with western teams and Tournament organizers as part of its ambitious plans to expand into the English-speaking market. The […]

August 1, 2019

Ninja leaves Twitch for Microsoft’s Mixer

“I feel like I am about to get back to the streaming roots,” says Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, “and I think that’s what it’s all about.” A little more! pic.twitter.com/SMQEygjNiE — Ninja (@Ninja) August 1, 2019 The worlds most renowned gamer has made one of the biggest decisions in his career so far: Switching from the […]