Turner Sport’s first stab at broadcasting eSports on cable television is coming to fruition. The title of choice this time around is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Craig Barry, the executive vice president of production and chief content officer, hopes the new Eleague will appeal to a broader audience outside of just the hardcore competitive gamers who follow the game on streaming services such as Twitch. Make sure to tune in next week and for more info checkout the eleague website.
Nvidia’s latest earnings report highlights the continued strength of the PC gaming market. Though mainstream PC sales are down, the gaming segment is alive and well. Nvidia posted a profit of $263 million, which is up 41 percent from $187 million a year ago. Nvidia expects the good times to keep rolling as they are prepping for the release of their new Pascal architecture GPUs.
Facebook is attempting to tap into the eSports sector with a Activision Blizzard partnership. As part of a larger strategy of trying to lure live-video partners to its platform, this is a big win for Facebook. The first broadcast will launch on June 10th 2016 of the MLG Anaheim Open COD event.
How much does quality gear matter to eSports players? Read ESPN’s Tools of the Trade article where they talk to eSports players about their key components.
Doom has made some pretty good impressions among most critics. Jason Evangelho at Forbes as a glowing review that’ll make you want to drop $3K for that new Gaming PC just to play it.