eSports eSports is making a big leap into the College Athletics scene. Beginning this coming Fall, eSports will be televised on the PAC-12 Network. PAC-12 Comissioner Larry Scott mentioned, “eSports is a natural fit for many of our universities located in the technology and media hubs on the country.” While the details remain unclear, there […]
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The 2016 E3 is slated to begin broadcasting press conferences 6/12. The event starts out with EA at 1:00PM PDT. Coverage is provided by Gamespot. A bit of unfortunate news was announced a few days ago that Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games dropped out of the E3 PC Gaming Show. While this raised some […]
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 […]
WESA or World Electronic Sports Association has been formed as a new governing body for eSports. Backed by the ESL, this new organization plans to be the FIFA for eSports. Advocates say this new association will further help legitimize eSports, fuel growth globally, and protect players’ rights. So far WESA’s aim is only Counter-Strike but may […]
Motherboard had a great article by Jamie Fullerton about the cultural differences between male and female pro gamers in China. You can read it here: For China’s All-Female Professional Gaming Teams, Looks Count. With all the recent news hubbub about ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console aka Neo perhaps coming out before the next holiday season you’ve quickly seen […]
You’ve got Google with YouTube Gaming, Amazon with Twitch, ESPN’s new recent eSports division, and now Yahoo has arrived to the party. Following closely at the heels of Yahoo’s eSports news hub (https://esports.yahoo.com/) is their new Android app ‘Yahoo Esports.’ The iOS app is in the works. Currently, the app features coverage of five games. Likely, […]
The Intel Extreme Masters (aka IEM) saw a gain of 8% in attendance numbers to the event held March 4th through the 6th. The greatest increase, however, was in online viewership numbers with over 34 million unique viewers tuning in. That makes for a 32% increase over last year’s IEM. You can read more stats […]
NRG eSports just got investments from some big household names. NRG, an eSports organization with CS:GO and League of Legends teams, said the athletes approached them about getting involved with the organization. You can read the full story at the The Daily Dot here. Who would have thought that the same Shaq who traded blows with eSports […]
Gamers being able to play with each other over PlayStation Network and Xbox Live would obviously be a big deal. Will Sony help unite console gamers? Read Yahoo’s tech article about Microsoft’s cross platform play compatibility announcement here. What is Sony’s incentive to work with Microsoft on this proposal? Not much, it seems. Sony responds to […]
Time Magazine interviews Chad Millman about ESPN’s growing eSports vertical.
Gabe Newell co-founder of Valve made the following statement in a Reddit post: “We’ve had issues with James at previous events. Some Valve people lobbied to bring him back for Shanghai, feeling that he deserved another chance. That was a mistake. James is an ass, and we won’t be working with him again.” Motherboard.com covers […]
Interesting video where Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson discusses the new competitive gaming league with John Martin (CEO of Turner) to debut in 2016 on Turner Sports.
Believe it or not, 2016 is right around the corner. It’s time to shed a few tears as we wave farewell to this exceptional year of gaming. Across the board, the gaming industry fared well with record console sales and PC hardware sales. There were numerous lovely games released during the year, but since HGG is indeed […]
By now, just about every gamer knows the PlayStation 4 is winning the console war in terms of sales. That hasn’t stopped Microsoft from dumping cash into their Xbox Division in an attempt to step up their game for this holiday season. Two years ago, there wasn’t many reasons to buy an Xbox One over […]
Believe it or not, ESPN is coming around to the novel idea that it can be “The ESPN of eSports.” There’s room too, the demand is there. According to industry research firm Newzoo about 200 million people either watched or participated in eSports in 2014. That number is expected to come in at around 250 […]